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Preston



Introduction of Preston
Port on the Ribble River, Lancashire, 27 mi NNE ofLiverpool. Represented in Parliament since 1295, itwas a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, duringwhich Oliver Cromwell scored a victory in thistown in 1648. The Jacobites surrendered here followingthe collapse of their revolt in 1715. The town wasincorporated in 1889. It was the birthplace in 1732 ofspinning frame inventor Richard Arkwright. There isa Gothic town hall here.Port on the Ribble River, Lancashire, 27 mi NNE ofLiverpool. Represented in Parliament since 1295, itwas a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, duringwhich Oliver Cromwell scored a victory in thistown in 1648. The Jacobites surrendered here followingthe collapse of their revolt in 1715. The town wasincorporated in 1889. It was the birthplace in 1732 ofspinning frame inventor Richard Arkwright. There isa Gothic town hall here.

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