Portal:East Sussex

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The coat of arms of East Sussex

East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex and, to the south, by the English Channel.

The ancient kingdom of Sussex had separate county administrations since the 12th century, with the county town of the eastern division being Lewes [1]. This situation was formalised by Parliament in 1865, and the two parts were given distinct elected county councils in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888.

In East Sussex there were three self-administered county boroughs: Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. In 1974 the East Sussex was made a ceremonial county also, and the three county boroughs became districts within the county. At the same time the western boundary was altered, so that the Mid Sussex region (including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath) was transferred to the administrative county of West Sussex.

In 1997, Brighton & Hove became a self-administered unitary authority and was eventually granted city status in 2000.

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World War II gun emplacement at the castle

Pevensey Castle is a medieval castle and former Roman fort at Pevensey. When the Duke William the Bastard of Normandy invaded Sussex, landing at Pevensey Bay in September 1066, there were no defences at Pevensey or anywhere else on the south coast. Upon landing, the invading Normans created a temporary fortification within the Roman walls.


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View of the Long Man of Wilmington in the South Downs


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Edward John "Eddie" Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is an English stand-up comedian and actor, known for his cross-dressing. His comedic style is expressed in rambling, surreal monologue and self-referential pantomime. In addition to touring, he is also a television, stage and film actor, and is active in charity work.

Izzard was born in Aden, Yemen. In 1962, the Izzards moved to Northern Ireland. He lived in Bangor, County Down until 1967, when the family moved to Skewen, Wales, and then Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, where he studied at Eastbourne College.


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