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Located on the River Trent; occupied by Danes in the 9th century; English Civil War began here when Charles I raised standard in 1642; damaged by Cromwell's army in 1644 and in World War II; famous natives include authors Lord Byron and D. H. Lawrence, and legendary outlaw Robin Hood; noted for its lacemaking; its imposing castle, now a museum, is on a post-Conquest site.
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