YVETOT, a town of N. France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Seine-Inferieure, 24 m. N.W. of Rouen on the railway to Havre. Pop. (1906) 6214. Cotton goods of various kinds and hats are made here, and trade is carried on in agricultural products. The church (18th century) contains a marble altar from the Carthusian monastery at Rouen, fine woodwork of the 17th century from the abbey of St Wandrille, and a handsome pulpit. The town is the seat of a sub-prefect and has tribunals of first instance and of commerce, and a chamber of arts and manufactures. The lords of Yvetot bore the title of king from the isth till the middle of the 16th century, their petty monarchy being popularized in one of B6ranger's songs. In 1592 Henry IV. here defeated the troops of the League.
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