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A borough of west-central England west-northwest of Birmingham. It had thriving iron, coal, and limestone industries until the 1870s.
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1. (Placename) a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands: wrought-iron industry. Pop: 194 919 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in W central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 304 800 (2003 est). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)
(Biography) Robert. See (Earl of) Leicester1
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1. Robert, 1st Earl of Leicester, 1532?–88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.
2. a borough in West Midlands, central England, near Birmingham. 312,200.
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