The New Student's Reference Work/Blackheath

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Black′heath, an open common of seventy acres in extent, in the county of Kent, England, seven miles from London. Many schools are situated here. It is famous in English history. Here were the insurrections of Wat Tyler, of Jack Cade and of the Cornishmen under Lord Audley; here the Danes encamped in ion; here the Londoners welcomed Henry V from Agincourt; and here Charles II on his way from Dover met the army of the Restoration. It was, for a long time, a noted place for highwaymen.