Kingston upon Hull

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Yorkshire port at the junction of the river Hull with the Humber, usually called just ‘Hull’. It originated as a monastic wool‐exporting port, but was acquired and renamed by Edward I (1293). By 1800 it was the third British port after London and Liverpool. The city (as it became in 1897) was hard hit by Second World War bombing, and by the collapse of its fishing industry in the 1970s.

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