Wicken Fen was the first nature reserve to be established in England. The fen is the last vestige of the ancient fenland that once covered most of Cambridgeshire. It is a vitally important animal and bird habitat, a realm of sedge and reed. The Fen is home to 5000 different species of insects, animals and birds. There is a Visitor Centre with displays explaining the history and ecology of the fenlands. Lode Lane,
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This Day in British History
20 November, 869
Death of St Edmund
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This Danish king was followed by Edward the Confessor
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