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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Rennes

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A prosperous town in Brittany, capital of the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, situated at the junction of the Ille and the Vilaine; consists of a high and low town, separated by the river Vilaine, mostly rebuilt since the disastrous fire in 1720; has handsome buildings, a cathedral, &c.; is the seat of an archbishop, a military centre, and manufactures sail-cloth, linen, shoes, hats, &c.; where the court-martial was held which condemned Captain Dreyfus on a second trial in 1899.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Rennes'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/r/rennes.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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