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By Stephen Jeffrey-Poulter

It was once in Hertfordshire, at Berkhamsted, that the English surrendered to William the Conqueror in 1066 - a turning element within the tale of the dominion. Ever considering, the evolution of Hertfordshire has been prompted by way of the crown and capital. Proximity to London enabled its attribute marketplace cities to advance - to provide the population of town with produce, and to supply sustenance and accommodations for these vacationing to and from the provinces. This in fact incorporated the monarch, for in addition to the royal place of dwelling at Berkhamsted there has been a royal staging publish at King's Langley. in additional fresh years, this shut dating has proved either a blessing and a curse. the extent of city improvement in Hertfordshire has rocketed as commuting has turn into the norm. notwithstanding, this in flip resulted in the development of the world's first backyard urban - Letchworth - placing the county on the leading edge of innovative social improvement. in addition, its certain place and personality have additionally placed it on the centre of pop culture, with Hertfordshire offering the surroundings for novels via Austen and Orwell, and extra lately for blockbuster movies comparable to celebrity Wars and Harry Potter, on the county's recognized Elstree and Leavesden studios.

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