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Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial home county in south east England. Within its boarders are located Pinewood Studios and Dorney Lake, location of the 2012 Summer Olympics rowing events.
The county was named after an Anglo-Saxon landowner called Bucca, who lived in the north of the county. Although the Anglo-Saxons had a large impact on the area it has a rich history dating back from the Neolithic to the Roman period.
The English Civil War in the 17th is thought to have been started by John Hampden in mid-Bucks.
In the 19th century, the county was suffering with outbreaks of cholera and large areas were affected with famine. Because of this, many people migrated to large towns and cities to escape the poverty and disease. This left large areas sparely populated and very depressed, which enabled the mobile rich to buy large areas of cheap land. Today, Buckinghamshire is a popular home to London Commuters.