| Share
 

Ely

Ely, town (1991 pop. 9,006), Cambridgeshire, E central England. It is a market town for the surrounding rich farming area and has food-processing industries. Tourism is also important. Secluded in the Fens, it was the site of the last serious resistance to William I in 1071. Ely Cathedral, one of the largest in England, is on the site of an abbey founded by St. Ætheldreda in 673 and destroyed by Danes in 870.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Ely from Infoplease:

  • Isle of Ely - Ely, Isle of Ely, Isle of, region, Cambridgeshire, E central England. Ely is the chief town. The ...
  • Richard Theodore Ely - Ely, Richard Theodore Ely, Richard Theodore , 1854–1943, American economist, b. Ripley, N.Y., ...
  • Eli - Eli Eli , in the Bible, high priest and judge of Israel, teacher of the boy Samuel.
  • Élie Fréron - Fréron, Élie Fréron, Élie , 1718–76, French critic and ...
  • Elis - Elis Elis , region of ancient Greece, in W Peloponnesus, W of Arcadia. It was divided into three ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring