Buckinghamshire map - Framed Picture - 12" x 16"
Buckinghamshire is a Home county in South East England
The name Buckinghamshire is Anglo-Saxon in origin and means The district (scire) of Bucca's home. Bucca's home refers to Buckingham, and is named after an Anglo-Saxon landowner. The county has been so named since about the 12th century and was part of the kingdom of Mercia.
Historically, the biggest change to the county came in the 19th century, when a combination of cholera and famine hit the rural county, forcing many to migrate to larger towns to find work. Not only did this alter the local economic situation, it meant a lot of land was going cheap at a time when the rich were more mobile and leafy Bucks became a popular rural idyll: an image it still has today.