Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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own : they were some of the bravest men among; the seamen and inha-bitants, and mounted on their fleet horses, they were ready at a mo­ment's call, when danger was appre­hended."
" Many years after this, during the war between Henry VIII. and Louis XII., the French appeared on the coast, with the intention of burn­ing Brighton. Soon, however, the beacons were lighted; and the peo­ple seeing them, far and near, came together in such numbers, that the French thought it best to take them­selves off without putting their cruel plan into execution. Queen Eliza­beth afterwards granted some money to the town of Brighton, with which land was purchased, and a building
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