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Romsey is a small market town 5 miles to the north of Southampton in Hampshire, England. It is situated on the River Test, a river famous for trout fishing[?]. The town was home to Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston the 19th century British Prime Minister who was born and lived at Broadlands[?], a large country estate on the outskirts of the town.

The town was also the home to Earl Mountbatten of Burma, whose tomb is located in Romsey Abbey, the local parish church. He was given his earldom in 1947, and was at the same time given the lesser title "Baron Romsey, of Romsey". When the Earl died, his titles passed to his elder daughter, Patricia, who is now the Countess Mountbatten of Burma[?]. Her eldest son is now styled as "Lord Romsey", this being a courtesy title.

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