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This page has links to various pages and sites about the history of Exning.
Exning is reputed to have been the capital of the Iceni tribe and therefore the home of Queen Boadicea (Boudicca)(Local Lore). She appears on the village sign.
Christianity came to Exning in AD630 with the conversion of King Anna. Exning is reputed to have been the birthplace of his daughter Saint Etheldreda, to whom the cathedral at Ely is dedicated.
After over 1300 years it is good that there is still a lively worshipping church in the village
For those interested in the history of the village and it’s people there are many resources available:
If you want to know more about the history of Exning there are 2 excellent books which are available from the Post Office:’
There is also some information on line:
‘Exning – the Last 170 years’ (with lots of information and photos following the development of the village as it moved from an Agrarian economy)
History of Exning