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East Anglia

East Anglia is a region of eastern England, characterised by its flatness - much of it consists of fenland and reclaimed marshland[?]. It includes the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of south Lincolnshire bordering The Wash.

It is a fertile area where arable farming and horticulture have proved very successful. The landscape has been heavily influenced by Dutch technology from the influx of clay pantiles to the draining of the fens. It has a wide range of small scale holiday destinations ranging from traditional coastal resorts, through historic towns such as Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Ely to the modern holiday chalets of Center Parcs[?] (destroyed by fire on April 4, 2002) set in Thetford[?] Forest. Many military airfields were built in this region during World War II and a few of these remain in use. One, near Norwich, has been adapted as a civilian airfield to serve the city.

The Norfolk Broads, now part of The Broads National Park, form a network of waterways between Norwich and the coast and are popular for recreational boating.

The University of East Anglia is situated a few miles west of Norwich.

History The Kingdom of the East Angles was formed about the year 520 by the merging of the North and the South Folk. On November 20, 870 the Danes killed King Edmund and took the Kingdom, which they named East Anglia. The Saxons retook the area in 920.

Kings of East Anglia

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