History of Maidstone

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Maidstone has an intriguing history. Evidence of settlement as early as the Neolithic period has been found, though earlier occupation is very likely too. Maidstone subsequently became a Saxon village, and was later even owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury! Thw town later grew quicly and became an important trading and industrial centre during the Industrial Revolution. The following articles consider different aspects of Maidstone's history: