Peterborough is a city in the county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. It is located on the River Nene 75 miles north of London, with the shoreline of the North Sea 30 miles to the east. 

The land has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and is thought to have been the site of a religious ceremonial town during that time period. Beginning around the 1st Century AD, there was much Roman prescence in the area, and a fort was soon afterward established here by the Romans. The town grew to be a major Roman colony.

Today, Peterborough is known for its grand cathedral, industry, and history.

People Born in Peterborough

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Peterborough in People's Lives

James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie Atonement

Jude Law: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Hugo

Keira Knightley: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie Atonement. We filmed at the Nene Washes Natural Reserve.

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