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Alexandria

, Libya before reaching the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet (Mediterranean Fleet (Royal Navy)) base at Alexandria, Egypt. The Monk, in his prologue, claims to have a hundred of these stories in his cell but the Knight (The Knight's Prologue and Tale) stops him after only seventeen saying that they have had enough sadness. The order of the stories within the tale is different in several early manuscripts and if the more contemporary stories were at the end of his tale it may be that the Knight has another motivation for interrupting than sheer boredom. In Line 51 of the General Prologue, it is said of the Knight that: "At Alisaundre he was, whan it was wonne". If the Knight was at the capture of Alexandria then he was probably part of the crusade organised by Peter I of Cyprus and hearing of the tragedy of his former military commander may have been what prompted him to interrupt. Wikipedia:Alexandria Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Alexandria commons:الإسكندرية


Northern Ireland

and rebuilt as new buildings. When ''New Statesmen'' finished it was replaced by two contemporary stories: ''Troubled Souls (Troubled Souls (comics))'' by Garth Ennis and John McCrea, set amid the "troubles" of Northern Ireland, and ''Sticky Fingers (Sticky Fingers (comics))'', a flatshare comedy by Myra Hancock and David Hine. ''Troubled Souls'' was Ennis's comics debut, and led to a sequel, ''For a Few Troubles More'', and a religious satire, '' True Faith


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