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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 734 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MARKET BOSWORTH, a market town in the Bosworth parliamentary division of Leicestershire, England; 105 M. N.N.W. from London on a branch from Nuneaton of the London & North Western and Midland railways, near the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal. Pop. (Igor), 659. The church of St Peter is Perpendicular, with a lofty tower and spire. At the grammar school, founded in 1528, Dr Samuel Johnson was a master about 1732, but found the work unbearable. The trade of Market Bosworth is principally agricultural, and there are brickworks. Two miles south is the scene of the battle of Bosworth, in 1485, where Richard III. fell before Henry earl of Richmond, who thereupon assumed the crown as Henry VII.
MARKET (Lat. mercatus, trade or place of trade)

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