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Chester

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg III-3 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg III-3 map





Facts in brief:

Located on the River Dee; Roman camp of Deva; amphitheatre and ramparts remain; after Romans departed ca. 380, occupied by Danes and Saxons; important under Mercian kings in the 10th century; last town to surrender to William the Conqueror in 1070; medieval galleried streets; Tudor houses; a cathedral and castle; port was important 13th-14th centuries but declined with growth of Liverpool.

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