Edmund I was found by Henry IV’s men near this village after escaping from Windsor through the Otherworld.

The exact location of the village is uncertain due to the sparse survival of records from the early fifteenth century. There are eight places in England that retain the name Swindon or variations thereof and others may have existed and been lost. Current knowledge suggests that the true site is Swindon in Wiltshire, which has since become a town trading on this association. However, other villages have been championed, most recently Swindon Village near Cheltenham by the contentious “explorer”, Sir Theodore Mortimer-Warren.

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