London (1066) (2/10)

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A city that certainly needs no introduction, London is today the capital and largest city of England, standing on the River Thames and located within the County of London, England. It was settled first by the Romans in 47 CE, known then as Londinium, only to be burnt down less than twenty years later in a barbarian siege. It was rebuilt thereafter, and soon prospered, boasting a population of around 60,000. After the Romans were driven out of England, it was once again abandoned and would not be properly resettled until some five centuries later, when King Edward the Confessor rebuilt much of the city, including Westminster Abbey. After the invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066, it was given its charter recognising its status as a city.

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