The History of Kempsey

Kempsey is a village in Worcestershire, England.

Why should you be interested in Kempsey?
Because you like history and Kempsey has a history of over 2000 years
Because you or your ancestors lived there
Kempsey's history begins with a Roman presence, shown by Roman gold. Kempsey is named after a Saxon chief called 'Kemys'. It is described in The Domesday Book and was visited by Royalty. The village was involved in the Civil War, has ghosts, was a centre for illegal hallucinogenic tobacco growing, and has been the scene of a duel, a beheading, social revolution and robbery by highwayman Dick Turpin. Kempsey residents have gone all over the world, including on the Mayflower and to Kempsey, Australia.

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