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History of Bristol, England

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Bristol, England

Bristol, city and unitary authority, southwestern England. The historic centre of Bristol and the sections of the city north of the River Avon (Lower, or Bristol, Avon) were part of the historic county of Gloucestershire, while the areas south of the Avon lay within the historic county of Somerset until the creation of the county of Bristol (1373–1974) and then of the county of Avon (1974–96). When the county of Avon was abolished, Bristol became a unitary authority...

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  • News 1497 - The Italian navigator John Cabot sailed from Bristol, in May, aboard the 'Matthew'. He crossed the Atlantic and mapped the North American coastline from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland before returning to Bristol in August.

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  • News 1532 - A free grammar school was founded and endowed by Robert Thorne in Bristol.

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  • News 1588 - Four ships set sail from Bristol to join the English fleet to oppose the Spanish Armada.

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  • News 1656 - Bristol castle was destroyed on Cromwell's orders to prevent it falling into Royalist hands.

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  • Bristol, England
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  • News 1750 - The first bank in Bristol opened.

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  • News 1753 - There was rioting in Bristol against the high price of bread.

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  • News 1841 - Bristol was connected to London by rail and was connected to Exeter in 1844 followed by Plymouth in 1848.

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  • News 1847 - A water works was established to pipe spring water from Chewton Mendip to 16,000 houses in Bristol, via reservoirs at Harptree and Barrow Gurney.

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  • 1895 - Bristol
    Bristol, a city of England, a county of itself, but lying within the limits of Gloucestershire and Somersetshire, on the Avon, at its confluence with ...Read MORE...




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  • News  1497 - The Italian navigator John Cabot sailed from Bristol, in May, aboard the 'Matthew'. He crossed the Atlantic and mapped the North American coastline from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland before returning to Bristol in August.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1532 - A free grammar school was founded and endowed by Robert Thorne in Bristol.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1588 - Four ships set sail from Bristol to join the English fleet to oppose the Spanish Armada.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1656 - Bristol castle was destroyed on Cromwell's orders to prevent it falling into Royalist hands.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1750 - The first bank in Bristol opened.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1753 - There was rioting in Bristol against the high price of bread.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1841 - Bristol was connected to London by rail and was connected to Exeter in 1844 followed by Plymouth in 1848.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1847 - A water works was established to pipe spring water from Chewton Mendip to 16,000 houses in Bristol, via reservoirs at Harptree and Barrow Gurney.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1895 - Bristol
    Bristol, a city of England, a county of itself, but lying within the limits of Gloucestershire and Somersetshire, on the Avon, at its confluence with ... Read MORE...

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