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  London History: From the Roman Period to the 20th Century
By the early 2nd century, London had spread west of the Walbrook and a military fort was erected near the amphitheatre which itself was rebuilt in stone.
He is also known to have set up a mint in London and it was probably from the city that he left, with much of the Roman army stationed in Britain, for his lengthy campaigns on the Continent.
London was arranging its own defence and, only ten years later, the Emperor Honorius renounced his responsibility for the British Provinces.
www.britannia.com /history/londonhistory   (1203 words)

  
  A Brief History of London
London was the only British city in mediaeval times which was comparable in size to the great cities of Europe.
By 1750 one tenth of the population of England resided in London, and it was the undisputed cultural, economic, religious, educational, and political center of the nation.
London lies at the center of the lives of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton.
www.victorianweb.org /history/hist4.html   (1408 words)

  
  London, city, England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Greater London includes the area of the former county of London, most of the former county of Middlesex, and areas that were formerly in Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Medieval London saw the foundation of the Inns of Court and the construction of Westminster Abbey.
During the Victorian era, London acquired tremendous prestige as the capital of the British Empire and as a cultural and intellectual center.
www.bartleby.com /65/lo/LondonEng.html   (1530 words)

  
 London, Nebraska History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
London was a social center of the London precinct.
London was incorporated in District Court at the April term of 1858.
London was active well into this century, but with the growth of the Bethel Church and the closing of the post office the area became known as the Bethel Community.
www.visitnemahacounty.org /history/london.htm   (834 words)

  
 History of London Information
London became the capital of Roman Britain (Britannia) (previously the capital was the older, nearby town of Colchester).
In 1888, the new County of London was established, administered by the London County Council.
London from 1900 to World War II London entered the 20th century at the height of its influence as the capital of largest empire in history, but the new century was to bring many challenges.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/History_of_London   (8163 words)

  
 London History: From the Roman Period to the 20th Century
Though the regularity of London's original street grid may indicate that the initial inhabitants were the military, trade and commerce soon followed.
By the early 2nd century, London had spread west of the Walbrook and a military fort was erected near the amphitheatre which itself was rebuilt in stone.
London was arranging its own defence and, only ten years later, the Emperor Honorius renounced his responsibility for the British Provinces.
britannia.com /history/londonhistory   (1203 words)

  
 The Ultimate London - American History Information Guide and Reference
London's fifth largest international airport, and the one closest to the city centre, is London City Airport in Docklands.
London's two Anglican bishops are the Bishop of London, whose see is London north of the Thames, and whose throne is in London's grandest church, the baroque St.
London was one of the venues for the World Cup in 1966, and the European Football Championship in 1996, and hosted the final of both tournaments.
www.historymania.com /american_history/London   (7909 words)

  
 A Brief History of London
London was the centre of trade and government under the Tudor monarchs.
The population of London exploded and the boundaries of the City spread outward.
Many children were evacuated from London with just a small suitcase and a name-tag around their necks, to go and stay with strangers in the country.
www.activityvillage.co.uk /a_brief_history_of_london.htm   (1824 words)

  
 History - City of London
For the past 190 years London has served as the community hub for Madison County and continues to grow in a planned and directed manner.
London's rich heritage and sense of history are evident in the newly completed Downtown Restoration/Revitalization Project.
The recognition of our heritage and history, while evident in the core section of the City, has not deterred the citizens and officials of London from an active vision of the future.
ci.london.oh.us /history.htm   (190 words)

  
 A short history of London government - London Life, GLA
The LCC was created as the principal administrative body for the County of London; a lower tier of 28 metropolitan boroughs was created in 1899, replacing the earlier parishes and vestries.
The City Corporation, covering the old City of London, remained intact whilst a further 20 boroughs were added to form the outer London area.
Since Greater London Council was not an education authority, but the London County Council had been, an Inner London Education Authority was constituted to continue this role for the area of the old County of London.
www.london.gov.uk /london-life/city-government/history.jsp   (919 words)

  
 History of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1888, the new County of London was established, administered by the London County Council.
London entered the 20th century at the height of its influence as the capital of largest empire in history, but the new century was to bring many challenges.
London's population continued to grow rapidly in the early decades of the century, and public transport was greatly expanded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_London   (9338 words)

  
 London City History | London Architectural History | London England History | London Bridge History | London Tower ...
The Roman invasion camp There is one certain fact about the origin of London: it was founded by the Romans sometime between AD 43, when they initiated their invasion, and AD 60, when the earliest written record of the town tells us that it was destroyed in a British uprising against Roman tyranny.
Indeed, the suggestion that the camp lay elsewhere is supported by the study of the earliest stratified coins and imported samian ware from Gaul found in Southwark, which indicates that Londinium was not established until about AD 50.
The presumably slightly later Roman roads leading to London from the south coast and from the north and west all seem to cut across the early line of Watling Street, and lead to a second and presumably later river crossing at London Bridge where the new Roman town was to be built.
www.englandattraction.com /london-england-history.html   (1031 words)

  
 Turist Information - London Hotel Start Page
London as much as anywhere else in Europe was devastated by the epidemic of bubonic plague, known as the Black Death, which carried off a third of the population in 1348-9.
Greater London, at 1,584 sq km, is the smallest of the nine English regions (1.2% of the total land area of England).
London tends to have annual net inflows of people from outside the UK, with almost 30% of London's population from a minority ethnic group.
www.londonhotelstart.com   (896 words)

  
 History of London
From the Roman invasion to the Blitz, the history of London has always been colourful.
London Pass offers FREE entry to the top attractions and much more!
Knowledge of London - A virtual taxi tour through London with history from Roman times onwards.
www.britainexpress.com /London/history-of-london.htm   (115 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A History of London: Books: Stephen Inwood,Roy Porter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inwood (history, Thames Valley Univ.) brings the vibrant, tumultuous history of London to a general audience, sketching Londons evolution from Roman times to the present in a lively style that makes for fascinating reading.
Londons growth depended on immigration, and the result was not a unified urban center but a series of Londons made up of different groups, sometimes based on ethnicity or religion, engaged in a variety of occupations, and located in different parts of the city.
London has suffered by not having a central government, the only major city without such government, not that the GLC was effective, but that something needs to be done -- and perhaps the new mayoral initiative will bring some hope.
www.amazon.com /History-London-Stephen-Inwood/dp/0786706139   (1648 words)

  
 Learn about London's rich history
The first London Bridge was built in 50 AD and soon after an impressive London wall was added.
William had construction started on the White Tower, the core of the Tower of London, in 1078 to warn off would be invaders and as a representation of his authority.
London's population reached 600,000 by 1700 and the city became an important financial and commercial center.
www.internationalcircuit.com /london-england/history.html   (663 words)

  
 LONDON TOWN - History
Medieval London ceased to exist on 2 September 1666 when a fire which started in Pudding Lane destroyed three-quarters of the city.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, London mushroomed as a commercial centre; docks, bridges and canals were built and, in 1836, the first railway opened, forming the infrastructure that allowed England's industrial revolution to gather pace.
By the start of the 20th century, London was a huge metropolis, but depression and wartime devastation took their toll.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Shores/5636/history.html   (693 words)

  
 Playing with History in London
I had been in London a few days enjoying the usual suspects – Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hyde Park, the National Gallery, a city tour via a double-decker bus, London Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, 10 Downing Street, an evening play in the theater district.
The abbey is a cluttered hodgepodge of memorials, glass ceilings, tombs, sculptures, plaques, panels, statues, and stonework that includes carved figures of dragons and griffins.
History is not only preserved, but also served at the Abbey.
www.highonadventure.com /Hoa03feb/London/london.htm   (873 words)

  
 TheHistoryNet | Military History | Jack London: Russo-Japanese War Correspondent
Undaunted, London traveled along the coastline of the Inland Sea to the city of Mojo, where he finally obtained a ticket on a steamer to Chemulpo, Korea, which was a major staging area for Japanese ground forces moving north toward the Yalu and Manchuria.
London had in fact been convicted of spying and his weapon (i.e., his camera) was therefore rightfully subject to forfeiture.
London's camera was returned, and he continued his efforts to find passage to Korea.
www.historynet.com /magazines/military_history/3037151.html?page=2&c=y   (689 words)

  
 Sewers of London, Part 1
London's sewers were open ditches sloped slightly to drain human wastes toward the River Thames, and ultimately into the sea.
When Queen Victoria learned of the success, she was so enthralled with the idea of traveling beneath the Thames that she ordered a small scale rail with open cars be constructed so that the entire Parliament could accompany her at the dedication journey through the tunnel.
Today, the tunnel is part of London's famous underground system called the "Bakerloo Line." The "railroading" of Brunel's triumph drew even greater awareness and support to the need for better living conditions as London's population swelled to nearly 3 million.
www.swopnet.com /engr/londonsewers/londontext1.html   (1364 words)

  
 History London   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While admitting the City of London corporation is the center for financiers who are the leading extenders of credit in the world, they pretend to have “lost” this magical power of International Finance in the image they project today, but don’t believe it.
And somewhere very early in man’s history the mercantilists and the priests got together to maintain control of the human economy, and they have never relinquished that control.
History as it is written today is reluctant to even mention Cromwell, which makes me very suspicious.
www.tomvalentine.com /html/history_london.html   (4411 words)

  
 A Brief History of London
London Bridge was completed in 1209 and remained the only stone bridge over the Thames for five and a half centuries and the only bridge in the city until Blackfriars Bridge was built in 1769.
The City of London or 'The City' is a small area of one square mile, which was the original settlement and now forms the business and financial district.
Local history to A. Best's London office includes "Minories", which is named after an Abbey of Nuns of the order of St. Clare, which was founded by Edmund Earl of Lancaster, Leicester and Derby, brother to King Edward I in 1293.
www.ambest.com /about/london.html   (528 words)

  
 London's Historic "Pea-Soupers" | EPA History | US EPA
In fact, a Londoner coined the term "smog" in 1905 to describe the city's insidious combination of natural fog and coal smoke.
By then, the phenomenon was part of London history, and dirty, acrid smoke-filled "pea-soupers" were as familiar to Londoners as Big Ben and Westminster Abby.
Soon, Londoners were burning the soft, bituminous coal to heat their homes and fuel their factories.
www.epa.gov /history/topics/perspect/london.htm   (668 words)

  
 Books on London - History
Methodically traversing the streets of London and its suburbs, the Svrvay provides descriptions and anecdotes of every aspect of the city from its churches to its inns and alehouses, description that is enlivened by many personal recollections, both of the author and other earlier writers.
While most of their works have a political or social focus, Noorthouck is the first to study London's history from an economic point of view, claiming that it was in fact commerce that gave birth to English liberty and that they have mutually advanced each other ever since.
The history of London, and its environs: containing an account of the origin of the city; its state under the Romans, Saxons, Danes, and Normans; its rise and progress to its present state of commercial greatness.
www.brynmawr.edu /library/speccoll/guides/london/history.shtml   (2102 words)

  
 Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau • Arizona
The first "London Bridge" was built by the Romans in 43 A.D. They built a temporary pontoon bridge which was planks laid across a row of anchored boats, or they may have used ferry boats.
The next record of a bridge was 984 when a report was recorded of a widow and her son who had driven pins into the image of a man. The woman, who was thought to be a witch, was taken to the London Bridge and drowned while her son escaped.
On June 15, 1825, the first stone was laid by the London Mayor of London, John Garratt, in the presence of the Duke of York.
www.golakehavasu.com /londonbridge.html   (1183 words)

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