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Northampton Abington Park
Wellingborough Museum
Rockingham Castle, Near Corby.
National Street Rod Association Meet at Northampton & Lamport Railway on 9th June 2012
Northampton & District Model Railway Club
Northampton & Lamport Railway - "Halloween Special" 28/10/12
Northampton 2011 Balloon Festival at Billing Aquadrome
Northampton and Lamport Railway
Northampton General Hospital
Northampton Guildhall
Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust
Northampton Society of Model Engineers Ltd at Delapre Park
Northampton Town Centre
NSRA Billing Fun Run
Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Stoke Bruerne & Canal
Sywell Jubilee Air Show 2012
Trax at Siverstone Circuit
Upton Meadows
Vintage Gathering at the NLR Railway
West Hunsbury, Northampton

Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire archaically, the County of Northampton; abbreviated Northants. or N/hants) is a landlocked county in the East Midlands region of England. It has boundaries with eight other counties. The county seat is Northampton. Other large population centres include Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden and Daventry.  In about 500 BC the Iron Age was introduced into the area by a continental people in the form of the Hallstatt culture,[3] and over the next century a series of hill-forts were constructed at Arbury Camp, Rainsborough camp, Borough Hill, Castle Dykes, Guilsborough, Irthlingborough, and most notably of all, Hunsbury Hill. There are two more possible hill-forts at Arbury Hill (Badby) and Thenford.[3]Rockingham Castle was built for William the Conqueror[8] and was used as a Royal fortress until Elizabethan times. The now-ruined Fotheringhay Castle was used to imprison Mary, Queen of Scots, before her execution.[9] In 1460, during the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Northampton took place and King Henry VI was captured.[10] George Washington, the first President of the United States of America, was born into the Washington family who had migrated to America from Northamptonshire in 1656. George Washington's great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Lawrence Washington, was Mayor of Northampton on several occasions and it was he who bought Sulgrave Manor from Henry VIII in 1539. It was George Washington's great-grandfather, John Washington, who emigrated in 1656 from Northants to Virginia. Before Washington's ancestors moved to Sulgrave, they lived in Warton, Lancashire.[11]During the English Civil War, Northamptonshire strongly supported the Parliamentarian cause, and the Royalist forces suffered a crushing defeat at the Battle of Naseby in 1645 in the north of the county. King Charles I was imprisoned at Holdenby House in 1647.[12]
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Northampton Abington Park
Wellingborough Museum
Rockingham Castle, Near Corby.
National Street Rod Association Meet at Northampton & Lamport Railway on 9th June 2012
Northampton & District Model Railway Club
Northampton & Lamport Railway - "Halloween Special" 28/10/12
Northampton 2011 Balloon Festival at Billing Aquadrome
Northampton and Lamport Railway
Northampton General Hospital
Northampton Guildhall
Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust
Northampton Society of Model Engineers Ltd at Delapre Park
Northampton Town Centre
NSRA Billing Fun Run
Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Stoke Bruerne & Canal
Sywell Jubilee Air Show 2012
Trax at Siverstone Circuit
Vintage Gathering at the NLR Railway
West Hunsbury, Northampton

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