Arundel, an ancient town in the county of Sussex, 50 miles from London, and situated on the river Arun, from which it takes its name. The castle dates from Saxon times, and was a strong place capable of offering a stubborn resistance to Henry I. when he besieged Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, there. It has been in the possession of the Howard family (Duke of Norfolk) since the middle of the 15th century, and is kept up with great magnificence. The fine cruciform parish church dates from the 14th century. There is a shipping trade in corn and oil, the Arun being navigable. The London and Brighton Railway has a station here.