Rockingham shown within Northamptonshire
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Rockingham is a village and civil parish in the Corby district of Northamptonshire, England. It is just north of Corby, close by the border with Leicestershire and Rutland, near to Great Easton and Caldecott. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 115 people. The village is the site of Rockingham Castle and gives its name to Rockingham Forest and the title Marquess of Rockingham, but Rockingham Motor Speedway is in East Northamptonshire.
Rockingham was the site of a council convened by William II on 25 February 1095, intended to depose Anselm as Archbishop of Canterbury. The Lords Spiritual, led by the Bishop of Durham, fell in line with the king, arguing that Anselm's support of the French-backed pope Urban II against the imperial pope Clement III made him a traitor to the realm. The Lords Temporal demurred and supported Anselm, in the absence of any proof of felony.
- Office for National Statistics: Rockingham CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 19 November 2009
- Rockingham Motor Speedway: Getting to Rockingham. Retrieved 19 November 2009
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