The German Sword Makers of Shotley Bridge

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    "Shotley Bridge, on the south bank of the Derwent, is said to have been founded by a German colony. “At Shotley Bridge,” we read in Surtees’s History of Dur- ham, “a colony of German sword-cutlers, who fled from their own country for the sake of religious liberty, established themselves about the reign of King William. These quiet settlers, who brought with them the habits of industry, and moral and religious principle, easily mingled with the children of the dale, and forgot the language of their forefathers...."
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    Rapper Online
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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