Peterborough, Soke of

Peterborough, Soke of

▪ historical region, England, United Kingdom
      historic region surrounding the town of Peterborough, now part of the city and unitary authority of Peterborough, in the historic county of Northamptonshire, England. The Soke was historically also known as the Liberty of Peterborough, since it was originally under the jurisdiction of the abbot of the monastery and autonomous from lay authority.

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