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Hertfordshire is bordered by Essex to the east, Greater London to the south, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north and Buckinghamshire to the west.
The population of the county in 1801 was 97,577; it was 1,078,400 by 2008.
At the time, the county was mostly owned by the gentry, who found it convenient for trips into London.
Because of its fertile, abundant fields, Kent has been called "The Garden of England".
The 1,150 square mile county was home to 1.7 million people in 2008, but only 307,624 in 1801 (still 3 times more than Hertfordshire in the same period).
Half the border of Kent is its coast; Sussex lies to the south, Surrey to the west, Greater London to the north-west and Essex to the north.
161,142 people lived in Derbyshire in 1801. In 2008 there were just over a million.
The geology of the region made mining an important local industry as early as the 16th century. Derbyshire boasts many spectacular views and has been a tourist attraction since the beginning of the 19th century. The coming of the railways brought industrial development to the county.
Cheapside is a street near St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, so named as it was once a market area; cheap was a market in medieval English.
As Cheapside was linked to trade, it was not looked upon as a desirable place to live by the gentry. These days, it is extremely valuable real estate.
The Lake District, in the northwest of England, is famous for its many lakes and mountains.
By the end of the 18th century it was already becoming a tourist attraction, partly because of its breathtaking views and partly because wars in the rest of Europe reduced the possibility and attraction of travelling to the continent.
With tourism increasing, many books were published on the region; for example, William Wordsworth wrote the first edition of A Complete Guide to the Lakes (1810), comprising detailed directions with Wordsworth's description of the scenery and three letters on the geology of the Lake District by the Rev. Professor Sedgwick.
Brighton is a town on the coast of East Sussex, in South East England. In the early 19th century, the Prince Regent commissioned the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Many militia camps were held there as the Prince Regent reviewed them himself. By the end of the 18th century, it had become a fashionable sea resort.
Gretna Green is a small Scottish village just across the border from England.
As the laws regarding marriage differed in England and Scotland, underaged English couples who wished to marry without their parents' consent would traditionally elope to Gretna Green. Scottish law also permitted weddings to be conducted by almost anybody, so long as there were two witnesses. Consequently, many weddings were performed at the old blacksmith's.
Bath is a city in Somerset, founded by the Romans on the site of the only natural hot springs in Britain. It became a fashionable spa resort in Austen's time, where society would gather to drink the horrible-tasting mineral water, which was credited with restorative properties.
Austen lived unhappily in Bath from 1800 to 1806. Part of her novel Persuasion is set in the city.