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Newark, England

Newark (also Newark-on-Trent) is a town in Nottinghamshire, located on the River Trent. The River Devon[?] also runs through the town.

It is a historic market town, with a castle. King John of England died there. During the English Civil War, Newark survived a siege by Cromwell's forces. The town was ordered to surrender by Charles I after its capture, and the defending forces left with their heads held high.

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