England Metal Detecting Tours

England Metal Detecting Tours

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Cambridgeshire is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The city of Cambridge is the county town. Modern Cambridgeshire was formed from the historic counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, together with the Isle of Ely and the Soke of Peterborough; it contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen.

Cambridgeshire is noted as the site of some of the earliest known Neolithic permanent settlements in the United KingdomThe area that is now Cambridgeshire was first settled by the English at about the 6th century by bands of Engles, who pushed their way up the Ouse and the Cam, and established themselves in the fen-district, where they became known as the Gyrwas, the districts corresponding to the modern counties of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire being distinguished as the lands of the North Gyrwas and the South Gyrwas respectively.

The county has a varied history and there is an abundance of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Celtic, and Medieval activity in this area.

For more history on the Cambridgeshire County please click here - http://cambridgeshirehistory.com/cambridgeshire/timeline/index.html


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