Darlington is a large market town in the Tees Valley, on the border between County Durham and Yorkshire. Darlington came to prominence as the location of the first commercial passenger railroad, in 1825. The Head of Steam Railway Centre and Museum displays 'Locomotion No. 1', the original steam engine used by George Stephenson for the first railway run. Darlington,
His other famous work was 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets'
This Day in British History
20 November, 869
Death of St Edmund
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This monarch took the throne when his brother Edward abdicated
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