Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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origin ; for it is said, the Saxons in­vaded it in the fifth century, and afterwards settled here. It is said, also, that it took its name from Brighthelm, a Saxon chief, to whom Ella, the invader, gave the place. Many years afterwards it was pos­sessed by the family of Godwin, earl of Kent, and from him it descended to his son Harold."
" Ah ! poor king Harold," said Lewis, " I recollect he was killed in the battle of Hastings, while he was fighting against William the Con­queror. I think I shall write some­thing about that famous battle."
Edward thought it would be well to do so, because the battle was fought on that very coast, and be­cause Brighton changed masters in
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