Back to Historic Cities Main Page

| Historic Cities Main Page | Great Britain |


facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg VI-1 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg VI-1 map

Facts in brief:

Located on the River Exe; center of an early British tribe, the Dumnonii, which was later taken over by the Romans; site of a Saxon monastery 680; stormed by Danes in 876 and 1003, Saxon King Athelstan in 926 and William the Conqueror in 1068; sided with Royalists during English Civil War; was wool center 10th-16th centuries; naval base heavily bombed during World War II; Bishop's Palace contains the Exeter Book of 950 and the Exon Domesday Book.

Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM (
Copyright 2000 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.

You are visitor no.