barmy buckingham

As in bonkers. I’ve written a lot about the festivals etc out in Italy. Whether it’s to celebrate the chestnut harvest, the palio, or a religious/historical event the Italian occasions have a point to them. Now in Buckingham we have the Charter fair. The Charter was granted to the town by Queen Mary Tudor in 1684 to reward them for their loyalty to the crown during various rebellions not least the Civil War period. Local rival Aylesbury was always a Parliamentary town which probably explains why the town of Buckingham lost its County town status to its rival.

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