Cheshire (/ ˈ tʃ ɛ ʃ ər,-ɪər / CHESH-ər, -eer; Welsh: Sir Gaer), archaically the County Palatine of Chester, is a historic county in northwest England.
The history of Cheshire can be traced back to the Hoxnian Interglacial, between 400,000 and 380,000 years BP. Primitive tools that date to that period have been found. Stone Age remains have been found showing more permanent habitation during the Neolithic period, and by the Iron Age the area is known to have been occupied by the Celtic Cornovii tribe and possibly the Deceangli. The Romans occupied Cheshire for almost 400 years, from 70 AD, and created the town and fort of Deva Victrix, now Ches
Cheshire's name was originally derived from an early name for Chester, and was first recorded as Legeceasterscir in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, meaning the shire of the city of legions. Although the name first appears in 980, it is thought that the county was created by Edward the Elder around 920. In the Domesday Book, Chester was recorded as having the name Cestrescir, derived from the name for Chester at the time. A series of changes that occurred as English itself changed, together with some
Cheshire periodically lay under ice until the end of the Younger Dryas ice age about 11,500 years ago. However, primitive tools have been found that date to the Hoxnian Interglacial, between 400,000 and 380,000 years BP, showing that Cheshire was inhabited at that time, probably by Homo heidelbergensis. There is evidence of Old Stone Age occupation with axe heads being found at Tatton dating to 10,000 B.C. The Bridestones More permanent occupation of Cheshire occurred during the New Stone Age. F
The Romans arrived in the lands of the Cornovii in 48 AD and defeated them at a battle at The Wrekin. By 70 AD the Romans had founded the fortress and town of Deva Victrix, now Chester, according to ancient cartographer Ptolemy, The fortress was 20% larger than other fortresses in Britannia built around the same time at York and Caerleon; this has led to the suggestion that the fortress, rather than London, was intended to become the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Superior. The civil
The Roman Empire fell in the 5th century, and the Romano-British established a number of petty kingdoms in its place. The region was on the boundary of Northumbria, Mercia and north Wales so turbulent times continued. In 616, Æthelfrith of Northumbria defeated armies from the kingdoms of Powys and Gwynedd at the Battle of Chester and probably established the Anglo-Saxon position in the area from then on. Later in the 7th century, Cheshire formed part of the kingdom of Mercia. However, with ...
William I led the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Confiscation of lands by the conquerors led to resistance and dissent for many years, and Cheshire, as a remote part of the kingdom, provided the Normans with stiff resistance. This led the Normans to treat Cheshire particularly harshly with land and villages being destroyed, crops burned and people made homeless. In 1069 the final attempt at resistance was finally put down and Edwin and other Saxon landlords had their property confiscated an
Cheshire is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,258 at the 2020 census.
Cheshire was first settled in 1766 and officially incorporated in 1793. The valley town was founded by Baptists from Rhode Island, the first settlers in the region who were not of the established Puritan Church. The early colonists were mostly descendants of those who had followed Roger Williams to Rhode Island to practice freely. One of the emigration's leaders was Colonel Joab Stafford, who built his house on Stafford Hill and led the men of Cheshire into war during the Revolution. Cheshire wa
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.5 square miles, of which 26.8 square miles is land and 0.69 square miles, or 2.56%, is water. Cheshire is located within the valley of the Hoosic River, and is the site of a dammed reservoir on the river. To the west, parts of Mount Greylock State Reservation take up sections of town, and includes a section of the auto road. To the southeast, North Mountain peaks just outside town limits before descending to the valley
Massachusetts Route 8 is the main route through town, crossing from south to north. It was once part of New England Interstate Route 8, which led from North Adams to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Route 116 also cuts through the northeast corner of town, and several sections provide panoramic views of Mount Greylock to the west. The town lies along one of the routes of the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority bus line. Regional service can be found in both North Adams and Pittsfield, as can regional a
Cheshire employs the open town meeting form of government, and is led by a board of selectmen. Discussion is facilitated by the Moderator, Donna DeFino. The town operates its own services, such as police, fire and public works. The town's public library, which is attached to the town hall, is connected to the regional library network. The town is roughly located equidistantly between the North Adams Regional Hospital and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. On the state level, Cheshire is rep
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Cheshire is a DC Comics fictional character. She is a long-standing rival of the superhero team, the Teen Titans, and occasional love interest of Roy Harper.
Cheshire first appeared in New Teen Titans Annual #2 and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
Born to a French father, Andrê Chaumont, and a Vietnamese mother, Anna Nguyen, Jade Nguyen had an unhappy childhood and was sold into slavery. As a young adult, after killing her master, Jade was informally adopted by Chinese freedom fighter Weng Chan, who taught her all he knew
In The New 52, Cheshire first appears in Grifter, becoming a team with Deathblow to aid Cole Cash. In this timeline, the character is originally only referred to as Niko, not as Cheshire. Later, she betrays Grifter and Deathblow revealing she was an undercover agent for Helspont,
In Rebirth, Cheshire appears as one of the bounty hunters trying to kill Wonder Woman. Cheshire is also one of the assassins hired by the Ninth Circle in order to eliminate Green Arrow. She later attempts to kill Batman. She is stated to be one of the most toxic individuals on th
Cheshire is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, and is one of the premiere martial artists and hand-to-hand combatants in the DC Universe. She is trained in several martial arts thought forever lost. In addition, Cheshire is also an expert triple-jointed acrobat, and uses this skill to move quickly and unexpectedly, and to also augment her fighting abilities. Of bigger concern are her artificial fingernails, which she dips in several varieties of poisons. She gives her weapons and other accessorie
In the Flashpoint universe, Cheshire joined with the Amazons' Furies.
Cheshire was a criminal that was apprehended by Hawkgirl during the fifth year of Superman's Regime.
Cheshire is saved from a vampire by Green Arrow and the latter warns her about the impeding vampire attack on humanity and asks Jade to be on her guard.
Cheshire appears in DC Super Hero Girls, as one of the background students attending Super Hero High and is voiced by Nika Futterman.
The Teen Titans animated series version of Cheshire appeared in Teen Titans Go! #34. In issue #39, she appeared again, but her rematch with Speedy was interrupted when Larry the Titan shot the two of them with Cupid's arrows, causing them to fall in love. On the page where all th
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The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin. While now most often used in Alice-related contexts, the association of a "Cheshire cat" with grinning predates the 1865 book. It has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television, as well as in cross-disciplinary studies, from business to scie
The first known appearance of the expression in literature is in the 18th century, in Francis Grose's A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, Second, Corrected and Enlarged Edition, which contains the following entry: Cheshire cat. He grins like a Cheshire cat; said of any one who shows his teeth and gums in laughing. The phrase appears again in print in John Wolcot's pseudonymous Peter Pindar's Pair of Lyric Epistles: "Lo, like a Cheshire cat our court will grin." The phrase also appears i
The Cheshire Cat is now largely identified with the character of the same name in Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice first encounters the Cheshire Cat at the Duchess's house in her kitchen, and later on the branches of a tree, where it appears and disappears at will, and engages Alice in amusing but sometimes perplexing conversation. The cat sometimes raises philosophical points that annoy or baffle Alice; but appears to cheer her when it appears suddenly at the Queen
The Cheshire Cat character has been re-depicted by other creators and used as the inspiration for new characters, primarily in screen media and print media. Other non-media contexts that embrace the Cheshire Cat include music, business, and science. A Cheshire cat stuffed toy from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Several LSD blotters, one of which features the Cheshire Cat's face as depicted in Disney's 1951 film Prior to 1951 when Walt Disney released an animated adaptation of the story, t
Cheshire Cat is used as a metaphor to describe several scientific phenomena