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It was first mentioned in history in 947. It was originally a horse trading town, also known in medieval times for iron and brick making.
Today, Horsham is known for its pictaresque downtown area, history, and architectural landmarks.
People Born in Horsham
Horsham in People's Lives
Hilaire Belloc: I purchased land and a house here in 1906, situated on 5 acres of land and including a mill. I continued to write and publish fiction, poetry, and essays, with enormous success. I became one of the most celebrated figures of British literature. My wife Elodie died of influenza in 1914, and I was devastated, never remarrying. I wore mourning clothes for the rest of my life, and kept her room exactly the way that she had left it. My son Louis was killed in 1918, as a World War I pilot. I became increasingly involved in politics, even being elected to high standing positions. In 1941, at the age of 71, I suffered from a stroke. Though I recovered, I was never the same afterward, and was often in frail health.