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Roman London


The Roman invasion under Claudius was in 43AD, and Roman London, or Londinium, was established  in around 50, in a strategic position at the intersection of important land- and water- routes, on high ground overlooking  the Thames, at the lowest crossing-point on the river, and at a point at which it  was also still tidal, enabling easy access to the open sea (and the empire beyond the sea).  1,377 more words

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Pre-Roman London

London would appear to have been founded by the ancient Britons or Celts in the Bronze or Iron Age.  According to the now sadly thoroughly discredited  Geoffrey of Monmouth,  quoted by John Stow, in his magisterial “Survay of London, written in the Year 1598”, it was founded under  the reign of  King Lud, sometime in the first century BCE, and at that time called “Caire Lud”, or Lud’s town (?or fort).  282 more words

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