History of Northamptonshire
Favorite thing: Historically Northamptonshire has had a rough time being conquered and retaken numerous times, in the 1st century BC; most of what later became Northamptonshire became part of the territory of the Catuvellauni, a Belgic tribe. The Catuvellauni themselves were conquered by the Romans in 43 AD; they were followed by the Anglo-Saxons who including the county into part of their kingdom of Mercia. From about 889 the area was again conquered, this time by the Danes until being recaptured by the English in 917. Northamptonshire was conquered again in 940, this time by the Vikings, who devastated the area, only for the county to be retaken by the English in 942. The county was first recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 1011, as Hamtunscire: the shire of the homestead. The "North" was added to distinguish Northampton from the other important Hamtun further south: Southampton.Related to:
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Favorite thing: Princess Diana is buried here at her brothers Stately Home.
The British Grand Prix is held in Silverstone, Northamptonshire.
A short drive away is Rockingham Castle.
We are a 50 minute train journery from the city of London (the best city in the world).
A very green and pleasant county.
My partner & I stayed at this hotel as we were attending an evening wedding reception. The room was...more
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