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Andrew Coventry (1764—1832) agriculturist

Anne Coventry (1691—1788) plaintiff in a marriage settlement case

Anne Coventry (1673—1763) religious writer

Captain of Coventry Cox (fl. c. 1565—1585) collector of ballads and romances

Coventry Letter

Coventry Patmore (1823—1896) poet and essayist

diocese of Coventry

Francis Coventry (1725—1754) author

Henry Coventry (1618—1686) politician

Henry Coventry (c. 1710—1752) religious writer

J. Roy Coventry (d. 1942)

John Coventry (c. 1735—1812) maker of scientific instruments

Kenny Coventry

Kenny R. Coventry

Lichfield, Chester, and Coventry

Maria Coventry (1732—1760) figure of scandal

Mayor of Coventry

send to Coventry

sent to Coventry

Sir John Coventry (c. 1636—1685) politician

Sir Oliver Beauchamp Coventry St John (1837—1891) political officer in India and telegraph engineer

Sir Thomas Coventry (1547—1606) judge

Sir William Coventry (1627—1686) politician

Thomas Coventry (1578—1640) lawyer

Walter of Coventry (fl. c. 1283—1303) chronicler

William Coventry (fl. c. 1340—1350) Carmelite friar and historian


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Cathedral city in Warwickshire. It developed around an important priory, founded in 1043 by Earl Leofric and Countess Godgifu (‘Lady Godiva’ of Coventry folklore). In the 14th cent. the city rose spectacularly through cloth‐manufacturing to become the fourth largest English town. It declined equally spectacularly in the 16th cent., but found renewed industrial prosperity from the 18th cent. It was heavily bombed in the Second World War.

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