ILESHA (Nigeria)

Town in Ondo state, 15 mi SE of Oshogbo. Originally a caravan trading center, it was the capital of a Yoruba kingdom within the Oyo Empire. Following the collapse of the Oyo Empire in the early 19th century, the kingdom of Ilesha came under Ibadan. It passed to the British in 1893.

Town and resort in Devon, on the Bristol Channel, 42 mi NW of Exeter. In 1644, during the Civil War, it was captured by the Royalists but fell to the Parliamentarians under Baron Fairfax in 1646.

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