History of Newcastle Upon Tyne

The history of Newcastle upon Tyne dates back almost 2,000 years, during which it has been controlled by the Romans, the Saxons and the Danes amongst others. Originally known by its Roman name Pons Aelius, the name "Newcastle" has been used since the Norman conquest of England. Due to its prime location on the River Tyne, the town developed greatly during the Middle Ages and it was to play a major role in the Industrial Revolution, being granted city status in 1882. Today, the city is a major retail, commercial and cultural centre.

Read more about History Of Newcastle Upon Tyne:  Roman Settlement, Anglo-Saxon Development, Norman Period, Middle Ages, Tudor Period, Stuart Period, The Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, Industrialisation, Expansion of The City, Twentieth Century, Recent Developments

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... Smith's control in Newcastle collapsed when it was exposed that he had used public contracts to advantage himself and his business associates and for a time Newcastle became a ... housing for employees of the shipyards and other heavy industries that lined the River Tyne ... The Newcastle City Council has recently begun implementing plans to regenerate these depressed areas, such as those along the Ouseburn Valley ...

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