Er, sorry East Sussex, Tom Paine is a Norfolkman. A little more diligence in East Sussex would have revealed that Paine was born the son of a Thetford staymaker in 1737 and was educated at the local rammar school. He didn't make his way to Lewes until 1768. In recognition of his contribution to American history, the Thomas Paine Foundation of America erected a statue in his honour in Thetford town centre in 1964.
Hopefully East Sussex does not have similar designs on Lord Nelson.
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