During the reign of Queen Elizabeth in the late 16th Century London flourished as a centre of trade and commerce. A steady increase in the resident population reflected the
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Roman Foundations

a.d  50            Londinium founded by the Romans.  First bridge across the river Thames. a.d  60            Boudicca (Queen of the Iceni) revolts & burns London. a.d  61            Romans start
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Medieval City

  1066        Norman Conquest. 1067        Tower of London, construction begins. 1123        St.Bartholomew’s Hospital founded. 1155        The Weavers become the city’s first Guild. 1189        Henry Fitz-Ailwyn becomes London’s first
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The Crypt

  Print Reproduced by Kind Permission of The City of London, London Metropolitan Archives. The Crypt in St. Paul’s Cathedral is the largest in Europe, housing the tombs
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