Devon (also known as Devonshire) is a county in southwest England. It is bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, and Dorset. Exeter is the county town. Devon reaches the Bristol Channel in the north and the English Channel in the south. Its coasts contain resorts, fishing towns, and ports. The inland area includes Dartmoor, the largest open space in southern England. Devon has featured in English military history as conflicts from the Norman conquest, the Wars of the Roses, and the English Civil War (1642–1651) occurred here. William of Orange’s arrival that began the Glorious Revolution also occurred in Devon. Famous people from Devon include Sir France Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and the notorious pirate Henry Every (or Avery). Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Agatha Christie also lived in Devon.


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