[ tooks-ber-ee, -buh-ree, -bree, tyooks- ]

  1. a town in N Gloucestershire, in W England: final defeat of the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses 1471.

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  • We passed thence to Tewkesbury and so to Worcester, visiting Friends in their meetings as we went.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tewkesbury


/ (ˈtjuːksbərɪ, -brɪ) /

  1. a town in W England, in N Gloucestershire at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon: scene of a decisive battle (1471) of the Wars of the Roses in which the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians; 12th-century abbey. Pop: 9978 (2001)

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