ⓘ History of Buckinghamshire

                                     

ⓘ History of Buckinghamshire

Although the name Buckinghamshire is Anglo Saxon in origin meaning The district of Buccas home the name has only been recorded since about the 12th century. The historic county itself has been in existence since it was a subdivision of the kingdom of Wessex in the 10th century. It was formed out of about 200 communities that could between them fund a castle in Buckingham, to defend against invading Danes.