Wareham sentence example
- He assisted at the taking of Wareham, and shortly afterwards compounded for his estates by a fine of X500 from which, however, he was afterwards relieved by Cromwell.
- Owing to its situation as a key of Purbeck, the site of Wareham (Werham, Warham) has been occupied from early times.
- That Wareham was a pre-Saxon town is evident from Asser's statement that its British name was Durngueir.
- The early chroniclers declare that St Aldhelm founded a church near Wareham about 701, and perhaps the priory, which is mentioned as existing in 876, when the Danes retired from Cambridge to a strong position in this fort.
- In the following year they were again at Wareham, which they made their headquarters.Advertisement
- Further incursions made by the Danes in 998 and in 1015 under Canute probably resulted in the destruction of the priory, on the site of which a later house was founded in the 12th century as a cell of the Norman abbey of Lysa, and in the decayed condition of Wareham in 1086, when 203 houses were ruined or waste, the result of misfortune, poverty and fire.
- Wareham was accounted a borough in Domesday Book, and the burgesses in 1176 paid 20 marks for a default.
- The constitution of Wareham underwent a change during the years 1326-1338, when the governing body of the bailiffs and commonalty were replaced by the mayor and bailiffs.
- In 1587 Elizabeth granted certain privileges to Wareham, but it was not incorporated until 1703, when the existing fairs for April 6 and August 23 were granted.
- But in 876 part of the Danes managed to slip past him and occupied Wareham; whence, early in 877, under cover of treacherous negotiations, they made a dash westwards and seized Exeter.Advertisement
- In 980 Dunstan brought St Edward's body here from Wareham for burial, and here Canute died in 1035.
- But Alfred blockaded them first in Wareham and then in Exeter.
- In 1633 Captain William Holmes, of the Plymouth Colony, established near the mouth of the Farmington river a trading post, the first settlement by Englishmen in Connecticut; a more important and a permanent settlement (until 1637 called New Dorchester) was made in 1635 by immigrants from Dorchester, Massachusetts, led by the Rev. John Wareham, Roger Ludlow and others.
- The junction is currently controlled by ground frame electrically interlocked from Wareham signal box.
- In 1892, Wareham opened a booksellers and stationers shop in Beach Road.Advertisement
- Recent additions include the Haunted Conservatory, the Swinging Chairs and the Wareham Bears.