A History of Peterborough - Tim Lambert

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PETERBOROUGH

By Tim Lambert

SAXON PETERBOROUGH

Peterborough began as a Saxon settlement. The Saxons built a village on the site of Peterborough called Medehamstede (meadow homestead). About 655 an abbey was built next to it. However this abbey was plundered by the Danes in 870 and was then abandoned.

A new abbey was built in 972 and a village grew up nearby. About 1000 AD a...

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Date: 2017-03-18 21:45:21
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