Gloucester has existed as a town/city for 2000 years.
In Roman times Gloucester was a fortified port on the River Severn called Glevum.
The Romans established an army camp in Gloucester to protect the river crossing to Wales.
In AD43 the Romans settled in the city, building a fortress in Kingsholm.
The Romans kept control of the city until AD577 when it was regained by the Saxons.
Gloucester is where the Doomsday Book was ordered by William The Conqueror.
The city was the site of parliament between 1043 and 1062 and again in 1378.
When the monastery was closed by Henry VIII the abbey church became the cathedral of the diocese.
Gloucester became a significant port in the Middle Ages but its importance was undermined by the growth of nearby Bristol.
To revive Gloucester's fortunes, artificial docks and a canal connecting them with the mouth of the Severn were opened in 1827.
Gloucester then became a major port because of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal.
During the World War II, Gloucester was famous for its aircraft and the development of the jet engine by Mr.Frank Whittle.
Dick Whittington was born in Gloucester in 1350 and become Lord Mayor of London.
Harry Potter was filmed in Gloucester,
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