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WESTMORLAND TOWN OF KENDAL, FAMED OF OLD FOR ITS CLOTH

WESTMORLAND TOWN OF KENDAL, FAMED OF OLD FOR ITS CLOTH

After leaving Lancaster the Glasgow road soon enters Westmorland, eventually, after twenty-one miles, running through the ancient borough of Kendal, whose full title is Kirby-in-Kendal, Kendal originally having been a barony. About the middle of the fourteenth century weavers from Flanders introduced a woollen manufactory, which made the cloth of Kendal-Kendal Green, as it was called-famous throughout England. Shakespeare made Falstaff in "Henry IV" allude to "three misbegotten knaves in Kendal Green"

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