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Lesson overview:How did London begin?

  • Who the Romans were (sailed across to Britain 2000 years ago, built a city called Londinium, built a wall around it to protect them).
  • The Romans built markets, roads, canals and government buildings.
  • Who the Anglo-Saxons were (7 Kingdoms, Viking invasions, King Alfred recaptured London, he created laws, armies and began trading things for money).
  • Who the Normans were (built castles like Windsor Castle and the Tower of London).
  • Who the Romans were (sailed across to Britain 2000 years ago, built a city called Londinium, built a wall around it to protect them).
  • The Romans built markets, roads, canals and government buildings.
  • Who the Anglo-Saxons were (7 Kingdoms, Viking invasions, King Alfred recaptured London, he created laws, armies and began trading things for money).
  • Who the Normans were (built castles like Windsor Castle and the Tower of London).

In this lesson, we will look at London's origin, focusing on how it began as a Roman settlement by the banks of the River Thames nearly 2000 years ago.