History Of Southampton
Southampton is a city in Hampshire, England. The area has been settled since the stone age. Its history has been affected by its geographical location, on a major estuary on the English Channel coast with an unusual double high-tide, and by its proximity to Winchester and London; the ancient and modern capitals of England.
Southampton became an important port in medieval times, experiencing several hundred years of fluctuating fortunes until it was expanded by the Victorians.
As a centre of commerce, an industrial town and an important military embarkation point, Southampton was a strategic target for the Luftwaffe and was severely damaged in World War II.
Post-war re-development and the need to accommodate 20th century innovations such as the motor car has significantly altered the character of Southampton.
Read more about History Of Southampton: Prehistoric Times, Roman Occupation (43–410 AD), Anglo Saxon Period (400–1066), Vikings (700–1066), Normans (1066–1154), Medieval Period (1154–1485), Tudor Period (1485–1603), Stuart Period (1603–1714), Regency Period (1795–1837), Victorian Era (1837–1901), World War I (1914–1918), Interwar Period (1918–1939), Post War (1945–2000), 21st Century (2001 On)
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