Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 miles south-west of London and 15 miles west of Portsmouth. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south. The unitary authority had a population of 253,651 at the 2011 census.
About Southampton in brief
Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 miles south-west of London and 15 miles west of Portsmouth. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south. The unitary authority had a population of 253,651 at the 2011 census. Significant employers in the city include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, Associated British Ports and Carnival UK. Southampton is noted for its association with the RMS Titanic, the Spitfire, as one of the departure points for D-Day, and as the home port of some of the largest cruise ships in the world. Archaeological finds suggest that the area has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Following the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43, the fortress settlement of Clausentum was established. It was an important trading port and defensive outpost of Winchester. Southampton Castle was built in the 12th century and surviving remains of 12th-century merchants’ houses such as King John’s House and Canute’s Palace are evidence of the wealth that existed in the town at this time. By the 13th century Southampton had become a leading port, particularly involved in the import of French wine in exchange for English cloth and wool. The Franciscan friary in Southampton was founded circa 1233.
In 1348, the Black Death reached England via Southampton, calling for the departure of King Henry’s vessels at the Battle of Agincourt. The original walls of Southampton were built in 1415, half half half a century before the Roughly half-century ring of the walls of Roughly Half a century later was built. The town was sacked in 1338 by French, Genoese and Monegasque ships. The current walls were completed in 1380 — part of the completion of the western walls in 1375 — culminated in the completion in 1175 — half half a decade after the completion of the eastern walls of the wall of the ring ofroughly half a dozen gates and six gates. It is from this town that the county of Hampshire gets its name. The town is likely to have been given the stage of the stage and the stage was likely organised by the king and his mother, Queen Isabella, who was in charge of the country at this stage. In 1339, King Edward III ordered that the walls that were built to be close to the town were to be removed. In the 1340s, the town was given a writ of trespass that took any guilt away from the community of Southampton. The community thought that they were in conspiracy with Hugh le Despenser the Younger. Between 1327 and 1330, the people of Southampton claimed that Robert Batail of Winchelsea and other men of the Cinque Ports came to Southampton under the pretence that they are a part of Thomas of Lancaster’s rebellion.