A gun salute has been held in Peterborough to commemorate the execution of British nurse Edith Cavell.
Edith Cavell, who was born in Norfolk and went to school in Peterborough, was executed by German forces on 12th October 1915. She had been working as a nurse in occupied Belgium during the First World War, and helping allied soldiers to escape.
When the German forces discovered what she had been doing, she was tried for treason and executed. She was still wearing her nurse's uniform the morning she was shot.
Edith Cavell's death attracted worldwide condemnation, and Revd Canon Bruce Ruddock at Peterborough Cathedral told ITV News her courage still inspires people today.
A sculpture of the First World War nurse Edith Cavell has been unveiled in Belgium as part of events marking 100 years since her execution.
A 2 minute silence has been held at Peterborough Cathedral at 7am, the time First World War nurse Edith Cavell was executed 100 years ago
People from across the Anglia region are paying tribute to the life of one of the country’s greatest heroines.