Knowledge Identifier: $Kent
Category: Environment (330)
Launched in -5000.
Countries: United Kingdom (79%), (6%), United States (3%)
Linked to: University for the Creative Arts, Benenden School, Canterbury Christ Church University, Conservative Party
Wilfrid - Wilfrid may have persuaded King Ecgberht of Kent in 0669 to build a church in an abandoned Roman fort at Reculver
Alfred the Great - Alfred's burh system posed such a formidable challenge against Viking attack that when the Vikings returned in 0892 and successfully stormed a half-made, poorly garrisoned fortress up the Lympne estuary in Kent, the Anglo-Saxons were able to limit their penetration to the outer frontiers of Wessex and Mercia
Richard de Luci - He resigned his office between September 1178 and Easter of 1179, and retired to Lesnes Abbey in Kent, where Richard de Luci died and was buried three months later on 14 July 1179
Geoffrey Chaucer - He became a Member of Parliament for Kent in 1386.
Jack Cade's Kent rebellion of 1450, and Wyatt's Rebellion of 1554 against Queen Mary I
Henry VI of England - Jack Cade led a rebellion in Kent in 1450, calling himself "John Mortimer", apparently in sympathy with York, and setting up residence at the White Hart Inn in Southwark
Thomas Cheney - Thomas was born around 1485 at Shurland House, Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, the son of William Cheney by his second wife, Agnes Young
John Morton (bishop) - Morton died at Knole House, Kent, on 15 September 1500
Mary I of England - Sir John Hussey, later Lord Hussey, was her chamberlain from 1530, and his wife, Lady Anne, daughter of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent, was one of Mary's attendants
Thomas Cheney - He represented Kent as a knight of the shire in every parliament from 1539 to 1558 with the single exception of the election in 1555
The Royal Navy first used the River Medway in 1547
Thomas Cheney - So fickle a courtier was he that the Marian Court privately distrusted his loyalty during the outbreak of a rebellion represented for Kent by his 'friend and neighbour' Sir Thomas Wyatt in the attack on London in 1554, but the very fact that he sent men against Northumberland indicates something of his position
William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper - In November of the same year he succeeded to his father's baronetcy; and on 14 December 1706 he was raised to the peerage as "'Baron Cowper"' of Wingham, Kent
Brook Taylor - The next two years were spent by him with his family at Bifrons, and in 1725 he married this time with his father's approval, Sabetta Sawbridge of Olantigh, Kent, who died in childbirth in 1730 ; in this case, however, his daughter, Elizabeth, survived
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham - Unsuccessful overtures were made to him in 1763, and twice in 1765, in May and June - the negotiator in May being the king's uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, who went down in person to Hayes, Pitt's seat in Kent
Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham - He was finally, in 1805, appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, and was created "'Baron Barham"', of Barham Court and Teston in the County of Kent, with a special remainder, failing male issue, to his only child, his daughter, Diana Noel, 2nd Baroness Barham, and her male heirs
James Planche - Planché semi-retired from the theatre in 1852 and went to live in Kent with his younger daughter
James Planche - ", p263 Planché resigned his membership of the Society of Antiquaries in 1852, in which year he moved to Kent to live with his younger daughter
Charles Dickens - In 1856, his income from his writing allowed him to buy Gad's Hill Place in Higham, Kent.
Originally the East Kent Railway in 1858, it linked the northeast Kent coast with London terminals at Victoria and Blackfriars
James Planche - In 1864 he published "A Corner of Kent, or some account of the parish of Ash-next-Sandwich", the result of three years' work on what was originally intended as a short guidebook to antiquities within the parish of his son-in-law, the Rev. Henry Mackarness
In 1889 the County of London was created and took over responsibility for local administration of parts of north-west Kent
Maidstone United were a Football League side from 1989 until going bankrupt in 1992
Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside - He was educated at schools in St Andrews before being sent to Tonbridge School in Kent for his secondary education; at the age of sixteen he left Tonbridge to attend a crammer, having not shown much academic promise, and was admitted to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in January 1898. at the age of seventeen
E. Nesbit - Nesbit lived from 1899 to 1920 in Well Hall House, Eltham, Kent , which appears in fictional guise in several of her books, especially "The Red House"
Ellen Terry - In 1900, Terry bought her farmhouse in Small Hythe, Kent, where she lived for the rest of her life
Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster - In 1901, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Kent
George Goschen, 2nd Viscount Goschen - In December 1910, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Kent
Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister - Lister died on 10 February 1912 at his country home in Walmer, Kent at the age of 84
During this election the constituency of Canterbury elected Rosie Duffield, the first ever Labour MP to hold the seat since the constituency was formed in 1918
Winston Churchill - Clementine gave birth to her fourth child, Marigold Frances Churchill, on 15 November 1918, four days after the official end of the First World War. In the early days of August 1921, the Churchills' children were entrusted to a French nursery governess in Kent named Mlle Rose.
Peter Warlock - His most prolific period as a composer came in the 1920s, when he was based first in Wales and later at Eynsford in Kent
Winston Churchill - In the early days of August 1921, the Churchills' children were entrusted to a French nursery governess in Kent named Mlle Rose.
Peter Warlock - After spending Christmas 1924 in Majorca he took the lease of a cottage in the Kent village of Eynsford
Les Ames - He received the call to play for Kent while playing in West Malling and made his debut for Kent on 7 July 1926 against Warwickshire at the Nevill Ground in Royal Tunbridge Wells
During the late 1930s, Nobel Prize-awarded novelist William Golding worked as a teacher at Maidstone Grammar School, where he met his future wife Ann Brookfield
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein - In December 1941 Montgomery,_Alabama was given command of South-Eastern Command overseeing the defence of Kent, Sussex and Surrey
Winston Churchill - Churchill held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Kent in 1949.
Kenneth Clark - In 1955, Clark bought Saltwood Castle in Kent
Derek Underwood - Underwood played county cricket for Kent, making his first-class debut against Yorkshire aged 17 in 1963
Winston Churchill - Despite poor health, Churchill still tried to remain active in public life, and on St George's Day 1964, sent a message of congratulations to the surviving veterans of the 1918 Zeebrugge Raid who were attending a service of commemoration in Deal, Kent, Kent, where two casualties of the raid were buried in the Hamilton Road Cemetery.
Sid Vicious - Anne later married Christopher Beverley, a middle class man in 1965, before setting up a family home back in Kent
Daniel Day-Lewis - In 1968, Day-Lewis's parents, finding his behaviour to be too wild, sent him to the independent Sevenoaks School in Kent, as a boarder.
Kenneth Clark - Clark was awarded a life peerage in 1969, taking the title "'Baron Clark"', of Saltwood in the County of Kent
Les Ames - He was the secretary and manager of Kent County Cricket Club, taking Kent to win the County Championship in 1970
The M26 motorway, built in 1980, provides a short link between the M25 at Sevenoaks and the M20 near Wrotham
Bill Deedes - Deedes was made a life peer in 1986, becoming "'Baron Deedes"', of Aldington in the County of Kent, though he always preferred to be addressed as "Bill" rather than "Lord Deedes"
Caron Keating - Keating married Russ Lindsay in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1991
The Channel Tunnel was completed in 1994 and High Speed 1 in November 2007 with a London terminus at St Pancras
Audrey Emerton, Baroness Emerton - Invested before as a Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, she received a life peerage as "'Baroness Emerton"', of Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent and of Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington on 17 February 1997
In 1998 Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham left the administrative county of Kent to form the Unitary Authority of Medway
Janet Street-Porter - She walked across Britain from Dungeness in Kent to Conway in Wales for the series "Coast to Coast" in 1998
Robin Cook - Robin married Regan in Tunbridge Wells, Kent on 9 April 1998, four weeks after his divorce was finalised
Tommy Vance - Vance died of a stroke at Darenth Valley Hospital near Dartford, Kent in the early hours of 6 March 2005
Jools Holland - In September 2006 Holland was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent
Charles Dickens - A theme park, Dickens World, standing in part on the site of the former naval dockyard where Dickens's father once worked in the Navy Pay Office, opened in Chatham, Kent in 2007, and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in 2012, the Museum of London held the UK's first major exhibition on the author in 40 years
Hema Malini - In 2007, she was signed by Kent, a mineral water purifier system, as its brand ambassador
Michael Howard - His title was gazetted in the afternoon of 13 July 2010 as "'Baron Howard of Lympne"', of Lympne in the County of Kent
Chris Cowdrey - Cowdrey's son Fabian Cowdrey was awarded a first-team contract at Kent in October 2011, before his May 2012 debut, becoming the fourth Cowdrey to play for the county side and the third generation of the same family to feature on a Kent team sheet
At the 2013 county council elections, control of Kent County Council was held by the Conservatives, which won 44 of the council's 83 seats
In the council elections of May 2015 the &United_Kingdom_Independence_Party (UK_Independence_Party) took control of the Council, the first and so far only one in the UK. In October 2015 UKIP lost overall control following a series of resignations, although remaining the largest party, only for UKIP to regain control once more following ward elections in August 2016