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Bristol

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg III-2 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg III-2 map





Facts in brief:

Located on River Avon; was a wool center in the 12th century; John and Sebastian Cabot sailed from here to New World 1497; center for sugar, tobacco, cotton and slave trade 17th-18th centuries; railway and dock expanded during Industrial Revolution; heavily bombed in World War II.

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