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An abbey is a complex of buildings used by members of a religious order under the governance of an abbot or abbess.
The Abbey Gateway, St Albans was built in 1365 and is the last remaining building (except for the Abbey itself) of the Benedictine Monastery at St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Abbots Langley is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Hertfordshire.
Adam David Lallana (born 10 May 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and England.
Aintree is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside.
Alan Gregory Clayton Smith (born 14 February 1957) is a British Anglican bishop.
Alban Arena (formerly known as St Albans City Hall) is a theatre and music venue located in St Albans, England.
Albert Moses, KStJ (19 December 1937 – 15 September 2017) was a Sri Lankan actor based in the United Kingdom.
All Gas and Gaiters is a British television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.
Allan Prior (13 January 1922, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, – 1 June 2006) was an English television scriptwriter and novelist, who wrote over 300 television episodes from the 1950s onwards.
The ancient boroughs were a historic unit of lower-tier local government in England and Wales.
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain describes the process which changed the language and culture of most of what became England from Romano-British to Germanic.
The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.
Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) was the Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland between 8 March 1702 and 1 May 1707.
April Fools' Day is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury.
An architect is a person who plans, designs, and reviews the construction of buildings.
Ardal O'Hanlon (born 8 October 1965) is an Irish comedian and actor.
Argent was an English rock band founded in 1969 by keyboardist Rod Argent, formerly of The Zombies.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.
An art film is typically a serious, independent film, aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.
Arthur Melbourne Cooper (15 April 1874 – 28 November 1961) was a British photographer and early filmmaker best known for his pioneering work in stop-motion animation.
An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.
Bananarama are a British female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.
Barnet Copthall is a leisure complex on the Hendon-Mill Hill borders in London NW4.
A basilica is a type of building, usually a church, that is typically rectangular with a central nave and aisles, usually with a slightly raised platform and an apse at one or both ends.
Batchwood Hall is a large country house in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The Battle of Hill 60 took place near Hill 60 south of Ypres on the Western Front, during the First World War.
BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
Bedford railway station (formerly Bedford Midland Road) is the larger of two railway stations in the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment was the final title of a line infantry regiment of the British Army that was originally formed in 1688.
Beech Bottom Dyke, is a large ditch running for almost a mile at the northern edge of St Albans, Hertfordshire flanked by banks on both sides.
Ben Chaplin (born Benedict John Greenwood; 31 July 1970)Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com is a British actor.
Ben Richards (born 27 March 1972 in West Sussex, England) is a British stage and television actor and dancer.
Berkhamsted is a historic market town close to the western boundary of Hertfordshire, England, in the small Bulbourne valley in the Chiltern Hills, northwest of London.
Bernards Heath is a heathland in St Albans, Hertfordshire, the site of the Second Battle of St Albans in 1461 during the Wars of the Roses.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.
Birthday Girl is a 2001 British comedy thriller film directed by Jez Butterworth.
Not to be confused with the Diocesean Bishop of Hereford. The Bishop of Hertford is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of St Albans, in the Province of Canterbury, England.
The Bishop of St Albans is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of St Albans in the Province of Canterbury.
The Book of Saint Albans (or Boke of Seynt Albans) is the common title of a book printed in 1486 that is a compilation of matters relating to the interests of the time of a gentleman.
Borehamwood (—formerly spelt Boreham Wood), is a town in southern Hertfordshire.
Boudica (Latinised as Boadicea or Boudicea, and known in Welsh as Buddug) was a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61, and died shortly after its failure, having supposedly poisoned herself.
Brett Reylander is an English actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, known for his roles on British television.
Bricket Wood is a village in the county of Hertfordshire, England, south of St Albans and north-northeast of Watford.
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and screenwriter whose career spanned more than 75 years.
Café Rouge is a French-styled restaurant chain, with over 120 sites across the UK.
The Catuvellauni were a Celtic tribe or state of southeastern Britain before the Roman conquest, attested by inscriptions into the 4th century.
A chapter house or chapterhouse is a building or room that is part of a cathedral, monastery or collegiate church in which larger meetings are held.
Charles Walter Stansby Williams (20 September 1886 – 15 May 1945) was a British poet, novelist, playwright, theologian, literary critic, and member of the Inklings.
Cheryl Campbell (born 22 May 1949) is an English actor of stage, film and television.
Childwickbury Manor is a manor house in Hertfordshire, England, between St Albans and Harpenden.
Chipping Barnet or High Barnet is a market town in the London Borough of Barnet, England. It is a suburban development built around a 12th-century settlement, and is located north north-west of Charing Cross, east from Borehamwood, west from Enfield and south from Potters Bar. Its name is very often abbreviated to just Barnet, which is also the name of the borough of which it forms a part. Chipping Barnet is also the name of the Parliamentary constituency covering the local area - the word "Chipping" denotes the presence of a market, one that was established here at the end of the 12th century and persists to this day. Chipping Barnet is one of the highest-lying urban settlements in London, with the town centre having an elevation of about.
Chiswell Green is a village, to the south of St Albans, in the parish of St Stephen and district of City of St Albans in Hertfordshire.
Chris Clark is an English electronic musician, performing under the mononym Clark.
Christopher Mark Wells Read (born 10 August 1978) is a former English cricketer, a wicket-keeper who was the captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
Christianity has a strong tradition of pilgrimages, both to sites relevant to the New Testament narrative (especially in the Holy Land) and to sites associated with later saints or miracles.
Christopher William Herbert (born 7 January 1944) is a British Anglican bishop.
Christopher Andrew Lewis (born 4 February 1944) is a Church of England priest and academic.
A chronicle (chronica, from Greek χρονικά, from χρόνος, chronos, "time") is a historical account of facts and events ranged in chronological order, as in a time line.
St Peter's Church is a parish church in the Church of England.
City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.
Clive John Sinclair (19 February 1948 – 5 March 2018)Bryan Cheyette,, TLS, 6 March 2018.
Colin Edward Michael Blunstone (born 24 June 1945) is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
Colney Heath is a large village in Hertfordshire, England.
Colney Street is a hamlet in the English county of Hertfordshire.
A Roman colonia (plural coloniae) was originally a Roman outpost established in conquered territory to secure it.
A commuter town is a town whose residents normally work elsewhere but in which they live, eat and sleep.
A composer (Latin ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms.
Cunobeline (or Cunobelin, from Latin Cunobelinus, derived from Greek Kynobellinus, Κυνοβελλίνος) was a king in pre-Roman Britain from about AD 10 until about AD 40.
Dark Stares are a British alternative rock band from St Albans, Hertfordshire.
David Essex, OBE (born David Albert Cook; 23 July 1947) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor.
David John Munrow (12 August 194215 May 1976) was a British musician and early music historian.
A dean, in a church context, is a cleric holding certain positions of authority within a religious hierarchy.
A defensive wall is a fortification usually used to protect a city, town or other settlement from potential aggressors.
The Diocese of Rochester is a Church of England diocese in the English county of Kent and the Province of Canterbury.
The Diocese of St Albans forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.
Donovan Philips Leitch (born 10 May 1946) is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Earl of Verulam is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Early music generally comprises Medieval music (500–1400) and Renaissance music (1400–1600), but can also include Baroque music (1600–1760).
The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum), written by the Venerable Bede in about AD 731, is a history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England generally; its main focus is on the conflict between the pre-Schism Roman Rite and Celtic Christianity.
Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, QC (12 May 1816 – 29 April 1905), known previously as Sir Edmund Beckett, 5th Baronet and Edmund Beckett Denison, was a "lawyer, mechanician and controversialist" as well as a noted horologist and architect.
Edward Robert Hughes (5 November 1851 – 23 April 1914) was an English painter who worked prominently in watercolours, but also produced a number of significant oil paintings.
Edward Warner VC (18 November 1883 – 2 May 1915) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Eleanor Anne Ormerod (11 May 1828 – 19 July 1901) was an English entomologist.
Electronics is the discipline dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.
Elstree is a village in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, England.
Rugby union in England consists of 101 leagues, which includes professional leagues at the highest level, down to amateur regional leagues.
Enter Shikari are a British alternative rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 under the name Hybryd by bassist Chris Batten, lead vocalist and keyboardist Roughton "Rou" Reynolds, and drummer Rob Rolfe.
Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals.
Father Ted is a British sitcom that was produced by British independent production company Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4.
Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.
The First Battle of St Albans, fought on 22 May 1455 at St Albans, 22 miles (35 km) north of London, traditionally marks the beginning of the Wars of the Roses.
First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker.
Floruit, abbreviated fl. (or occasionally, flor.), Latin for "he/she flourished", denotes a date or period during which a person was known to have been alive or active.
Footballers' Wives (stylised as footballers wive$) is a British television drama surrounding the fictional Premier League football club Earls Park F.C., its players, and their wives.
A forum (Latin forum "public place outdoors", plural fora; English plural either fora or forums) was a public square in a Roman municipium, or any civitas, reserved primarily for the vending of goods; i.e., a marketplace, along with the buildings used for shops and the stoas used for open stalls.
Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during (and shortly after) the Second World War, created by Midsomer Murders screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after the long-running series Inspector Morse ended in 2000.
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, (22 January 15619 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author.
Friendly Fires are an English indie rock band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Frogmore is a village north of Radlett in Hertfordshire, and south of St Albans.
Garth Marenghi (born July 13, 1950) is a fictional horror author and actor, created by English comedians Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade, and played by Holness.
Sir George Gilbert Scott (13 July 1811 – 27 March 1878), styled Sir Gilbert Scott, was a prolific English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses.
Germanus of Auxerre (Welsh: Garmon Sant) (c. 378 – c. 448) was a bishop of Auxerre in Late Antique Gaul.
Gilberto Aparecido da Silva (born 7 October 1976) is a Brazilian former professional football player.
Graham Kentsley is an entrepreneur, entertainment and film producer and philanthropist.
Graham Frederick Young (7 September 1947 – 1 August 1990) was an English serial killer who used poison to kill his victims.
Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.
The Greater London Built-up Area, or Greater London Urban Area, is a conurbation in south-east England that constitutes the continuous urban area of London and includes surrounding adjacent urban towns as defined by the Office for National Statistics.
Henry Royston Loyn (16 June 1922 – 9 October 2000), FBA, was a British historian specialising in the history of Anglo-Saxon England.
Harpenden is a town in the St Albans City district in the county of Hertfordshire, England.
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of the county town of Lewes and south east of London.
Hatfield is a town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield.
Helen Wyman (born 4 March 1981 St Albans, Hertfordshire) is a British cyclist for the Xypex – Verge Sport.
Hemel Hempstead is a new town in Hertfordshire, England.
Herbert Thomas Mundin (21 August 1898 – 5 March 1939) was an English character actor.
Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.
Hertfordshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire, in England, the United Kingdom.
Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI+Y) is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One.
Horology ("the study of time", related to Latin horologium from Greek ὡρολόγιον, "instrument for telling the hour", from ὥρα hṓra "hour; time" and -o- interfix and suffix -logy) is the study of the measurement of time.
A hypocaust (Latin hypocaustum) is a system of central heating in a building that produces and circulates hot air below the floor of a room, and may also warm the walls with a series of pipes through which the hot air passes.
Ian Scott Holloway (born 12 March 1963) is an English professional football manager and former player who was most recently manager of Championship club Queens Park Rangers.
The Iceni or Eceni were a Brittonic tribe of eastern Britain during the Iron Age and early Roman era.
In situ (often not italicized in English) is a Latin phrase that translates literally to "on site" or "in position".
Incendiary is a 2008 British drama film portraying the aftermath of a terrorist attack at a football match.
Inline skates are a type of roller skate used for inline skating.
Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television series based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter.
The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age.
James Robert Runcie (born May 1959 in Cambridge) is a British novelist, documentary film-maker, television producer and playwright.
Jeffrey Philip Hywel John (born 10 February 1953) is a Church of England priest, who has served as the Dean of St Albans since 2004.
Jersey Farm is a residential neighbourhood in the civil parish of Sandridge centred north-east of the city centre of St Albans.
Jeremy "Jez" Butterworth (born March 1969) is an English playwright, screenwriter, and film director.
James Walter Rodford (7 July 1941 – 20 January 2018) was an English musician, who played bass guitar for several British rock groups.
James William Thomas Hill, OBE (22 July 1928 – 19 December 2015) was an English football professional and personality.
John Ball (c. 1338 – 15 July 1381) was an English Lollard priest who took a prominent part in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 1st Prince of Mindelheim, 1st Count of Nellenburg, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, (26 May 1650 – 16 June 1722 O.S.) was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs.
John David Rutherford (born St Albans, 1941 and educated at the independent The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School) MA, D.Phil is an Emeritus Fellow (2008) of The Queen's College, Oxford, a Hispanist and an award-winning novelist in Spanish and translator from Spanish to English.
John Hartson (born 5 April 1975) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a striker, notably for Scottish club Celtic and Wales.
Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.
John Walker Motson, OBE (born 10 July 1945), also known as Motty, is a retired English football commentator.
John Gibb Marshall (born 11 January 1953), better known by the stage name John Sessions, is a British actor and comedian.
John Denzel Etoile Turner (3 December 1864 – 24 October 1949) was a noted South Australian Naval officer.
Johnny English is a 2003 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, infused with comedy similar to Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean character.
Jonathan Anthony Stroud (born 27 October 1970) is a British writer of fantasy fiction, mainly for children and young adults.
"Juggernauts" is a song by British band Enter Shikari produced by record producer and writer Andy Gray for their second studio album, Common Dreads.
Julian Remo PerrettaBirths, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2004. Gives name at birth as "Julian Remo Perretta".
Justin Somper is the British author of the Vampirates and the Allies & Assassins children's novel series.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kings Langley is a historic village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, northwest of central London to the south of the Chiltern Hills and now part of the London commuter belt.
Kingsbury Watermill is a Grade II ListedPg.3 former watermill on the River Ver in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Kurt Jackson (born 21 September 1961) is a British painter whose large canvases reflect a concern with natural history, ecology and environmental issues.
A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.
Lemsford is a village and parish in Hertfordshire.
Letters patent (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch, president, or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation.
Life Begins is a British television drama first broadcast on ITV between 16 February 2004 and 9 October 2006, starring Caroline Quentin and Alexander Armstrong, Anne Reid and Frank Finlay.
The Local Government Act 1929 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made changes to the Poor Law and local government in England and Wales.
Lollardy (Lollardism, Lollard movement) was a pre-Protestant Christian religious movement that existed from the mid-14th century to the English Reformation.
Londinium was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London around 43.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
London Colney is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England.
The London commuter belt is a metropolitan area that includes London and its surrounding commuter zone (the area in which it is practical to commute to work in London).
The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, and later of Great Britain, was formerly an officer of the English Crown charged with physical custody of the Great Seal of England.
Luke Roberts (born 5 October 1977) is an English actor, known for his role as Joseph Byrne in the BBC One medical drama series Holby City.
Lumber (American English; used only in North America) or timber (used in the rest of the English speaking world) is a type of wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production.
Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, Luton east of Aylesbury, west of Stevenage, northwest of London, and southeast of Milton Keynes.
Luton Airport Parkway railway station is on the Midland Main Line in England, serving south Luton and Luton Airport in Bedfordshire.
Luton railway station is a railway station located in the town centre of Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
Madelaine Edith "Maddy" Prior, MBE (born 14 August 1947) is an English folk singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Steeleye Span.
Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), commonly called Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; "Great Charter"), is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.
Mark Gerard Lawson (born 11 April 1962) is an English journalist, broadcaster and author.
Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.
Markyate is a village and civil parish in northwest Hertfordshire close to the border with Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Marshalswick is an area of St Albans in Hertfordshire, England, located around 1.5 miles northeast of the city centre.
Martin Biddle, CBE, FBA (born 4 June 1937) is a British archaeologist and academic.
A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.
Matthew James Holness (born 1975) is an English comedian and actor.
David Matthew Macfadyen (born 17 October 1974) is an English actor.
Matthew Paris, known as Matthew of Paris (Latin: Matthæus Parisiensis, "Matthew the Parisian"; c. 1200 – 1259), was a Benedictine monk, English chronicler, artist in illuminated manuscripts and cartographer, based at St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire.
Mayfair is an affluent area in the West End of London towards the east edge of Hyde Park, in the City of Westminster, between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane.
The Security Service, also MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI).
Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, (born Michael Andrew Bridge; 5 October 1943) is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982).
Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress.
Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television.
Mike Walling (born 8 July 1950 is an English comic actor and screenwriter.
Millwall Football Club is a professional football club in Bermondsey, South East London, England.
Mind Your Language is a British sitcom that premiered on ITV in 1977.
Minhyong Kim is a South Korean mathematician who specialises in arithmetical algebraic geometry.
Monopoly is a board game where players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and develop them with houses and hotels.
A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
Municipium (pl. municipia) was the Latin term for a town or city.
The Museum of St Albans was a local museum in the city of St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Nathan William Byrne (born 5 June 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic.
The National League, currently named the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the top division of the National League in English football.
The National League is an association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North and National League South.
National League 1, (which was known before September 2009 as National Division Two), is the third level of domestic rugby union competition in England.
The National League South, formerly Conference South (billed as The Vanarama National League South for sponsorship reasons), is one of the second divisions of the National League in England, immediately below the top division National League.
Sir Nicholas Bacon (28 December 1510 – 20 February 1579) was an English politician during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, notable as Lord Keeper of the Great Seal.
Nicholas Tristan Phillip Helm (born 1 October 1980) is an English comedian, actor and rock musician known for his comedic confrontational delivery.
Nicole Mary Kidman, (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer.
Nigel James Gibbs (born 20 November 1965) is an English professional football manager and former player.
Nigel Marven (born 27 November 1960) is a British wildlife TV presenter, television producer, author and birdwatcher.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
The Odyssey Cinema is a movie theatre in the town of St Albans, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom.
Oenomaus was a Gallic gladiator, who escaped from the gladiatorial school of Lentulus Batiatus in Capua.
Old Albanian Rugby Football Club (OAs) is a rugby club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Old Gorhambury House located near St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, is a ruined Elizabethan mansion, a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house.
Olivia Federici (née Allison; born 13 February 1990) is a British synchronized swimmer.
The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known as the Black Monksin reference to the colour of its members' habitsis a Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict.
Panorama is a BBC Television investigative current affairs documentary programme.
A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the first tier of local government.
Park Street is a small Hertfordshire village in the parish of St Stephen on Watling Street by the river Ver in the City and District of St Albans that is separated from the small city by a buffer to the north.
Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training.
Paul Gerald Cattermole (born 7 March 1977) is an English singer, actor and painter and decorator.
The Peasants' Revolt, also called Wat Tyler's Rebellion or the Great Rising, was a major uprising across large parts of England in 1381.
Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and Dead Space, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.
A philosopher is someone who practices philosophy, which involves rational inquiry into areas that are outside either theology or science.
Rupert Parkes (born 1972), known as Photek, is a Los Angeles–based British record producer, film and TV composer, and electronic music DJ.
A plough (UK) or plow (US; both) is a tool or farm implement used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil.
The pope (papa from πάππας pappas, a child's word for "father"), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus "greatest priest"), is the Bishop of Rome and therefore ex officio the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Pope Adrian IV (Adrianus IV; born Nicholas Breakspear; 1 September 1159), also known as Hadrian IV, was Pope from 4 December 1154 to his death in 1159.
Porridge is a British sitcom, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and broadcast on BBC One from 1974 to 1977.
Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock.
Potters Bar is a town in Hertfordshire, England, – Community Strategy First Review (PDF) north of London.
Premiership Rugby (officially known as Gallagher Premiership Rugby, or the Gallagher Premiership due to sponsorship reasons) is an English professional rugby union competition.
A public school in England and Wales is a long-established, student-selective, fee-charging independent secondary school that caters primarily for children aged between 11 or 13 and 18, and whose head teacher is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Radio Verulam 92.6 FM is a Hertfordshire based non-profit community radio station run by Verulam Community Radio Ltd (VCRL).
Radlett is an affluent settlement in the county of Hertfordshire between St Albans and Borehamwood on Watling Street, with a population of approximately 8,000.
Ralph Nicholas Chubb (8 February 1892 – 14 January 1960) was an English poet, printer, and artist.
Redbourn is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, lying on Watling Street, three miles (4.8 km) from Harpenden, four miles (6.4 km) from St Albans and five miles (8 km) from Hemel Hempstead.
Regiones (singular: regio) or provinciae,(singular: provincia), also referred to by historians as small shires or early folk territories, were early territorial divisions of Anglo-Saxon England, referred to in sources such as Anglo-Saxon charters and the writings of Bede.
Richard of Wallingford (1292–1336) was an English mathematician, astronomer, horologist, and cleric who made major contributions to astronomy and horology while serving as abbot of St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire.
Robert Fayrfax (23 April 1464 – 24 October 1521) was an English Renaissance composer, considered the most prominent and influential of the reigns of Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII of England.
Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie, Baron Runcie, (2 October 1921 – 11 July 2000) was a British Anglican bishop.
Rock or stone is a natural substance, a solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids.
Rodney Terence "Rod" Argent (born 14 June 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer.
Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Roman theatres derive from and are part of the overall evolution of earlier Greek theatres.
Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian and writer.
Rosie Ellen Celine Marcel (born 6th May 1977) is an English actress.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Russell Christopher Green (born 30 July 1959) is a former English cricketer.
The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States.
S Club 7 were an English pop group from London created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller consisting of members Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, and Jon Lee.
Saint Alban (Albanus) is venerated as the first-recorded British Christian martyr, and he is considered to be the British protomartyr.
Samuel Ryder (24 March 1858 – 2 January 1936) was an English businessman, entrepreneur, golf enthusiast, and golf promoter.
Samuel Ryder Academy (formerly Francis Bacon School) is a mixed all-through school located in St Albans in South Hertfordshire, England.
Sandridge is a village and civil parish between St Albans and Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, England.
Sandringham School is a secondary school with academy status in Marshalswick, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Saracens Football Club are an English professional rugby union team based in London, England.
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (née Jenyns, spelt Jennings in most modern references; 5 June 1660 (Old Style) – 18 October 1744) rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).
The Second Battle of St Albans was a battle of the English Wars of the Roses, fought on 17 February 1461, at St Albans in Hertfordshire.
A semaphore telegraph is a system of conveying information by means of visual signals, using towers with pivoting shutters, also known as blades or paddles.
Shakespears Sister is a pop-rock act, formed by Irish-born singer–songwriter Siobhan Fahey in 1988.
Shenley is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, between Barnet and St Albans.
Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey (born 10 September 1958) is an Irish singer and musician, whose vocal range is a light contralto.
Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, a entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation.
A skatepark, or skate park, is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, BMX, scooter, wheelchair, and aggressive inline skating.
Sopwell House is a historic Georgian country house, now a luxury 128 bedroom hotel, country club & spa located south of St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Sopwell Priory (also known as Sopwell Nunnery) was built c. 1140 in Hertfordshire, England by the Benedictine abbot of St Albans Abbey, Geoffrey de Gorham.
The South African College of Music, abbreviated as SACM, is a department of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town.
The spaghetti-tree hoax was a three-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools' Day 1957 by the BBC current-affairs programme Panorama, purportedly showing a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the family "spaghetti tree".
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the first season of American television series Spartacus, which premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010.
Sport England is a non-departmental public body under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
St Albans is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Anne Main, a Conservative.
St Albans Abbey railway station in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England is about south of the city centre in the St Stephen's area.
St Albans Cathedral, sometimes called the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and referred to locally as "the Abbey", is a Church of England cathedral in St Albans, England.
St Albans Cathedral Choir is an English Cathedral Choir based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
St Albans Centurions is a rugby league club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
St Albans City and District is a local authority district in Hertfordshire in the East of England region.
St Albans City Football Club (nicknamed The Saints) is a football club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
St Albans City railway station, also known simply as St Albans, is one of two railway stations serving the city of St Albans in Hertfordshire, England (the other being). The "City" station is the more important of the two, as it is on the better-connected Midland Main Line from London St Pancras, being served by Thameslink trains on the Thameslink route.
St Albans Girls' School, usually referred to as STAGS, is a girls secondary school in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The St Albans Press was the third printing press set up in England, in 1479.
St Albans Rugby Club is a rugby union club based in St Albans, South-east England.
St Albans was from 1894 to 1974 a rural district in the administrative county of Hertfordshire, England.
St Albans School is an independent school in the city of St Albans in Hertfordshire, in the South East of England.
St Michael's Church, St Albans is a Church of England parish church in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
St Michael is a civil parish part of the City and District of St Albans in Hertfordshire, England.
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.
St Peter was an ancient parish in Hertfordshire, England that was abolished for civil purposes in 1894.
St Stephen's Church is a parish church in the Church of England in St Albans, England.
St Stephen is a civil parish in the St Albans City and District in Hertfordshire, England.
Stacey Jaclyn Dooley (born 9 March 1987) is an English television presenter and journalist.
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Steeleye Span are an English folk rock band formed in 1969.
A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles.
Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death.
Sir Stephen James Lander, KCB (born 1947) is a former chairman of the United Kingdom's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), who also served as Director General of the British Security Service (MI5) from 1996 to 2002.
Stephen F. Blinkhorn, CPsychol, FBPsS (born 1949) is a British occupational psychologist and psychometrician (based in Hertfordshire), who continues to contribute to psychology and psychometric testing.
Stephen Collins (born 21 July 1964) is an Irish former professional boxer who competed from 1986 to 1997.
Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England.
Tasciovanus was a historical king of the Catuvellauni tribe before the Roman conquest of Britain.
Thameslink and Great Northern are the brand names used by the Govia Thameslink Railway train operating company on the Thameslink and Great Northern routes of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise, previously operated by First Capital Connect.
The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The Zombies are an English rock band, formed in 1961 in St Albans and led by keyboardist and vocalist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone.
Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, 1st Baronet (3 February 1818 – 31 January 1897) was surgeon to Queen Victoria, a medical professor and president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Tim Hart (9 January 1948 – 24 December 2009) was an English folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founding member of British folk rock band Steeleye Span.
Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English author and Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist.
Tom Dyckhoff is a British writer, broadcaster and historian on architecture, design and cities.
Thomas "Tommy" Hampson (28 October 1907 – 4 September 1965) was an English athlete, winner of the 800 metres at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Trestle Theatre Company is a professional theatre company specialising in mask and physical theatre.
A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.
The University of Hertfordshire is a university in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
In England, an unparished area is an area that is not covered by a civil parish (a small administrative division of local government, not to be confused with an ecclesiastical parish).
Verlamion, or Verlamio, was a settlement in Iron Age Britain.
Verulam House is located in Verulam Road, St Albans on the northwestern side between Church Crescent and Britton Avenue opposite College Street.
Verulam School is a state secondary school for boys with academy status in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
Verulamium was a town in Roman Britain.
The Verulamium Forum Inscription (tentatively dated to AD 79, during the reign of the emperor Titus) is one of the many Roman inscriptions in Britain.
Verulamium Park is a park in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
The Waeclingas (Old English Wæclingas) were a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose.
Watford is a town and borough in North West London, England, situated northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway.
Watford Football Club is a professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, that plays in the Premier League, the highest level in the English football league system.
Watford Junction is a railway station that serves Watford, Hertfordshire.
Watling Street is a route in England and Wales that began as an ancient trackway first used by the Britons, mainly between the areas of modern Canterbury and using a natural ford near Westminster.
Welwyn Garden City is a town in Hertfordshire, England.
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Wheathampstead is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, north of St Albans.
William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, (– 10 October 1723) was an English politician who became the first Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
William Henry Bell, known largely by his initials, W H Bell (20 August 1873 – 13 April 1946), was an English composer, conductor and lecturer.
William Page (4 September 1861 – 3 February 1934) was a prolific and pioneering historian and editor.
Willis Edward Hall (6 April 1929 – 7 March 2005) was an English playwright and radio and television writer who drew on his working class roots in Leeds for much of his writing.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wulsin (also known as Abbot Ulsinus) was a ninth- or tenth-century abbot of St Alban's Abbey, England.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is a public house in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Z-Cars or Z Cars is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire (now Merseyside).
The 1837 Grand Liverpool Steeplechase was the second of three unofficial annual precursors of a Handicap Steeple-chase, later to become known as the Grand National Steeplechase horse race which took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool on 4 March 1837 and attracted a field of four runners.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
The 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay was run from 19 May until 27 July, prior to the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
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