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Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands of central northeastern England, and the 9th largest urban area in the United Kingdom.

It was first settled in 867 by the Vikings, though it had belonged to the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia prior to that.

Nottingham is the 6th most visited tourist destination in England. Much of its reputation is due to it being the origin of the Robin Hood legend. The city is also known for its architecture, spanning many time periods, and lace-making.

People Born in Nottingham

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Nottingham in People's Lives

Ruth Wilson: I attended University of Nottingham here from 1999 - 2003. While studying here, I began to pursue theater and acting, and dreamed of founding my own film production company.

Vivienne Westwood: I opened a store here in 2008.

William the Conqueror: While stabilizing the north against further revolts after my successful Norman Conquest, I built the Nottingham Castle here in 1067.

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