Your question: Who ruled London before the Romans?

Who owned London before the Romans?

Anglo-Saxon London

The city inside the Roman walls was at some point abandoned. Germanic tribes, whom we now call Anglo-Saxons, took over the area and established a colony around Aldwych and Covent Garden. Sources from the 7th and 8th century name this port as Lundenwic, which means ‘London settlement or trading town’.

Who Rules England before the Romans?

Alfred the Great of Saxon descent, from Wessex who ruled between 871-899, many historians consider the first king of all England but this was 450 years after the Romans left.

Who decided London was the capital?

With the new fort, archaeologists now believe that in the aftermath of the revolt the Romans chose London as their new British political headquarters. It had three key strategic, mercantile and political advantages over Colchester.

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