Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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a fishing village until princes discovered local talent.
.....Although there is evidence of Roman and Saxon occupation of the site, the earliest mention of Brighton (Bristelmeston, Brichelmestone, Brighthelmston) is the Domesday Book record....From a fishing town in 1656 it became a fashionable resort in 1756; its popularity increased after the visit of the prince of Wales...lifted fromhttp://chestofbooks.com/reference/Encyclopedia-...
note names in the diary attributed to the Town of Brighton"...come to Brighthelmstone, ..."and "...that was the man that got the vessel to carry over the King from Bredhemson, ..."
another collection of spellings long lost" For Brighthelmstone I have found Bredhemson, Brightsemson,Broadhemson, and Brathhampston."
WORCESTERAND BRIGHTHELMSTONE . Page 251
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