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Bevisof Hampton

Bevis of Hampton, a legendary knight, whose exploits are related by Drayton in the 2nd book of his Polyolbion. Southampton was the scene of his career, and Heylin asserts that he was an earl of that place. His statue adorns one of the gates, and he is generally regarded as having been of gigantic proportions.