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The climax of this wave of attacks came in 1016, which saw prolonged fighting between the forces of King Edmund Ironside and the Danish king Cnut, including an English victory over the Danes somewhere in northeastern Surrey, but ended with the conquest of England by Cnut add something


Cnut's death in 1035 was followed by a period of political uncertainty, as the succession was disputed between his sons add something


In 1036 Alfred, son of King Æthelred, returned from Normandy, where he had been taken for safety as a child at the time of Cnut's conquest of England add something


This must have contributed to the antipathy between Godwin and Alfred's brother Edward the Confessor, who came to the throne in 1042 add something


This hostility peaked in 1051, when Godwin and his sons were driven into exile; returning the following year, the men of Surrey rose to support them, along with those of Sussex, Kent, Essex and elsewhere, helping them secure their reinstatement and the banishment of the king's Norman entourage add something


The repercussions of this antagonism helped bring about the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 add something


In 1082 a Cluniac abbey was founded at Bermondsey by Alwine, a wealthy English citizen of London add something


Only one significant English landowner, the brother of the last English Abbot of Chertsey, remained by the time the Domesday survey was conducted in 1086 add something


In 1088, King William II granted William de Warenne the title of Earl of Surrey as a reward for Warenne's loyalty during the rebellion that followed the death of William I add something


Waverley Abbey near Farnham, founded in 1128, was the first Cistercian monastery in England add something


Runnymede at Egham is the site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 add something


During King John's struggle with the barons, Magna Carta was issued in June 1215 at Runnymede near Egham add something


John's efforts to reverse this concession reignited the war, and in 1216 the barons invited Prince Louis of France to take the throne add something


During the baronial revolt against Henry, in 1264 the rebel army of Simon de Montfort passed southwards through Surrey on their way to the Battle of Lewes in Sussex add something


A Dominican friary was established at Guildford by Henry III's widow Eleanor of Provence, in memory of her grandson who had died at Guildford in 1274 add something


The upheaval of 1381 involved widespread local unrest in Surrey, as was the case all across south-eastern England, and some recruits from Surrey joined the Kentish rebel army add something


Though Surrey was not the scene of serious fighting in the various rebellions and civil wars of the period, armies from Kent heading for London via Southwark passed through what were the extreme north-eastern fringes of Surrey during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and Cade's Rebellion in 1450, and at various stages of the Wars of the Roses in 1460, 1469 and 1471 add something


The Fitzalan line of Earls of Surrey died out in 1415, but after other short-lived revivals in the 15th century the title was conferred in 1483 on the Howard family, who still hold it add something


During the Cornish Rebellion of 1497, the rebels heading for London briefly occupied Guildford and fought a skirmish with a government detachment on Guildown outside the town, before marching on to defeat at Blackheath in Kent add something


At Richmond an existing royal residence was rebuilt on a grand scale under King Henry VII, who founded a Franciscan friary nearby in 1499 add something


Major examples of 16th-century architecture include the grand mid-century country houses of Loseley Park and Sutton Place and the old building of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, founded in 1509 add something


The iron industry in the Weald, whose rich deposits had been exploited since prehistoric times, expanded and spread from its base in Sussex into Kent and Surrey after 1550 add something


The forces of Wyatt's Rebellion in 1554 passed through what was northeastern Surrey on their way from Kent to London, briefly occupying Southwark and crossing the Thames at Kingston after failing to storm London Bridge add something


Surrey's important country houses include the Tudor mansion of Loseley Park, built in the 1560s and Clandon House, an 18th-century Palladian mansion in West Clandon to the east of Guildford add something


Southwark expanded rapidly in this period, and by 1600, if considered as a separate entity, it was the second-largest urban area in England, behind only London itself add something


Abbot's Hospital, founded in 1619, is a grand edifice built in the Tudor style, despite its date add something


In 1619 he founded Abbot's Hospital, an almshouse in Guildford, which is still operating add something


Members of the family won at least one of Surrey's two county seats in all but three of the 30 general elections between 1628 and 1768, while they took one or both of the seats for their local borough of Guildford in every election from 1660 to 1830, usually representing the Whig Party after its emergence in the late 1670s add something


A glass industry developed in the mid-16th century on the southwestern borders of Surrey, but had collapsed by 1630, as the wood-fired Surrey glassworks were surpassed by emerging coal-fired works elsewhere in England add something


English Civil War - Surrey almost entirely escaped the direct impact of fighting during the main phase of the English Civil War in 1642-6 add something


Farnham Castle was briefly occupied by the advancing Royalists in late 1642, but was easily stormed by the Parliamentarians under Sir William Waller add something


A new Royalist offensive in late 1643 saw skirmishing around Farnham between Waller's forces and Ralph Hopton's Royalists, but these brief incursions into the western fringes of Surrey marked the limits of Royalist advances on the county add something


At the end of 1643 Surrey combined with Kent, Sussex and Hampshire to form the South-Eastern Association, a military federation modelled on Parliament's existing Eastern Association add something


In the uneasy peace that followed the Royalists' defeat, a political crisis in summer 1647 saw Sir Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army pass through Surrey on their way to occupy London, and subsequent billeting of troops in the county caused considerable discontent add something


In October 1647 the first manifesto of the movement that became known as the Levellers, "The Case of the Armie Truly Stated", was drafted at Guildford by the elected representatives of army regiments and civilian radicals from London add something


During the brief Second Civil War of 1648, the Earl of Holland entered Surrey in July, hoping to ignite a Royalist revolt add something


A smaller Digger commune was established near Cobham, but suffered the same fate in 1650 add something


The Wey Navigation, opened in 1653, was one of England's first canal systems add something


Mitcham Cricket Club, formed in 1685 and the oldest documented club in the game's history, was within Surrey's borders until 1965 add something


For two centuries before the Reform Act, the dominant political network in Surrey was that of the Onslows of Clandon Park, a gentry family established in the county from the early 17th century, who were raised to the peerage in 1716 add something


Successive heads of the family held the post of Lord Lieutenant of Surrey continuously from 1716 to 1814 add something


Nearby Hatchlands Park in East Clandon, was built in 1758 with Robert Adam interiors and a collection of keyboard instruments add something


Surrey had been administered from Newington since the 1790s, and the county council was initially based in the sessions house there add something


In 1800 it extended only to &Vauxhall; a century later the city's growth had reached as far as Putney and Streatham add something


The leading actor and impresario Edward Alleyn founded a college in Dulwich with an endowment including an art collection, which was later expanded and opened to the public in 1817, becoming Britain's first public art gallery add something


A far more profound transformation followed with the arrival of the railways, beginning in the late 1830s add something


Prior to the Great Reform Act of 1832, Surrey returned fourteen Members of Parliament, two representing the county and two each from the six boroughs of Bletchingley, Gatton, Guildford, Haslemere, Reigate and Southwark add something


The Surrey County Cricket Club has been based at The Oval in Kennington, now part of Greater London, since its foundation in 1845 add something


In 1849 Brookwood Cemetery was established near Woking to serve the population of London, connected to the capital by its own railway service add something


Most of the county's paper mills closed in the years after 1870, and the last survivor shut in 1928 add something


The eastern part of Surrey was transferred from the Diocese of Winchester to that of Rochester in 1877 add something


Woking was the site of Britain's first crematorium, which opened in 1878, and its first mosque, founded in 1889 add something


In 1881 Godalming became the first town in the world with a public electricity supply add something


The Local Government Act 1888 reorganised county-level local government throughout England and Wales add something


Accordingly, the administrative county of Surrey was formed in 1889 when the Provisional Surrey County Council first met, consisting of 19 aldermen and 57 councillors add something


The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and small parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889; as were those of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and the part of Richmond upon Thames on the right bank of the River Thames until 1965, when they too were absorbed into Greater London, and the county extended north of the Thames by the addition of Spelthorne, as a result of the dissolution of Middlesex add something


This expansion was reflected in the creation of the County of London in 1889, detaching the areas subsumed by the city from Surrey add something


By 1890 six towns were being considered: Epsom, Guildford, Kingston, Redhill, Surbiton and Wimbledon add something


The prominence of Surrey peaked in the 1890s, when it was the focus for globally important developments in domestic architecture, in particular the early work of Edwin Lutyens, who grew up in the county and was greatly influenced by its traditional styles and materials add something


In 1891 it was decided to build the new County Hall at Kingston, and the building opened in 1893, but this site was overtaken by the growing London conurbation, and by the 1930s most of the north of the county had been built over, becoming outer suburbs of London, although continuing to form part of Surrey administratively add something


New industrial developments included the establishment of the vehicle manufacturers Dennis Brothers in Guildford in 1895 add something


The War of the Worlds - Much of H. G. Wells' 1898 novel "The War of the Worlds" is set in Surrey with many specific towns and villages identified add something


In 1905 this area was separated to form a new Diocese of Southwark add something


Kingston and nearby Ham became a centre of aircraft manufacturing, with the establishment in 1912 of the Sopwith Aviation Company and in 1920 of its successor H.G. Hawker Engineering, which later became Hawker Aviation and Hawker Siddeley add something


Second World War - Between the wars Croydon Airport, opened in 1920, served as the main airport for London, but it was superseded after the Second World War by Heathrow, and closed in 1959 add something


The rest of the county, together with part of eastern Hampshire, was separated from Winchester in 1927 to become the Diocese of Guildford, whose cathedral was consecrated in 1961 add something


Gatwick Airport, where commercial flights began in 1933, expanded greatly in the 1950s and 1960s, but the area occupied by the airport was transferred from Surrey to West Sussex in 1974 add something


In 1960 the report of the Herbert Commission recommended that much of north Surrey be included in a new "Greater London" add something


Guildford is the county town, where Surrey County Council has never sat, based in London at Newington , Lambeth, and finally today Kingston upon Thames, since 1965 within Greater London it is outside its administrative area add something


Since the 1965 reform the bordering boroughs of the capital have been those taken from it in 1965 plus Bromley, Hillingdon and Hounslow add something


The form of Surrey which remains since 1965 is a wealthy county due to economic, aesthetic, conservation and logistical factors add something


These recommendations were enacted in highly modified form in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 add something


This led to a further contraction of Surrey in 1965 with the creation of Greater London, under the London Government Act 1963; however, Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames, previously in Middlesex, were transferred to Surrey, extending the county across the Thames add something


The county council's headquarters have been outside the county's boundaries since 1 April 1965, when Kingston and other areas were included within Greater London by the London Government Act 1963 add something


Further local government reform under the Local Government Act 1972 took place in 1974 add something


The 1972 Act abolished administrative counties and introduced non-metropolitan counties in their place add something


It was originally proposed that the parishes of Horley and Charlwood would become part of $West_Sussex; however this met fierce local opposition and it was reversed by the Charlwood and Horley Act 1974 add something


Surrey's boundaries were altered again in 1974 when Gatwick Airport was transferred to West Sussex add something


In the 1976 film "The Omen", the scenes at the cathedral were filmed at Guildford Cathedral add something


James Hunt, the 1976 Formula 1 World Driver's Champion was born in Belmont, Sutton, part of Surrey, in 1947 add something


The council abandoned plans in the latter part of the 2000s decade to move its headquarters to Woking add something


The training ground was built in 2004 and officially opened in 2007 add something


Previously Surrey Ambulance Service covered Surrey; on 1 July 2006, it merged with Sussex Ambulance Service and Kent Ambulance Service to form the South East Coast Ambulance Service add something


Mark Reckless - After university, he trained as a barrister at the College of Law, gaining an LLB, and was called to the Bar in 2007


Scenes for the 2009 BBC production of "Emma" by Jane Austen, starring Romola Garai and Michael Gambon, were filmed at St Mary the Virgin Church, Send near Guildford and at Loseley House add something


As of 3 May 2012, the Conservative local councillors control of 10 out of 11 councils in Surrey, with Epsom and Ewell in Residents Association control add something


It has four racecourses in horse racing, the most of any Home County and as at 2013 contained 141 golf courses including international competition venue Wentworth add something


Max Davidson, "The Daily Telegraph", 8 Jun 2013 add something


A canal system, the Wey and Godalming Navigations is linked to the Wey and Arun Canal with future full reopening expected after 2015 add something


After the elections of May 2017 the County Councillors' party affiliations are as follows: add something


Jan Brittin - In July 2019, Surrey County Cricket Club named a room in the members' pavilion in her honour