How was London funded?
After an invasion led by the Roman Emperor Claudius, in the year AD 43, the Romans founded Londinium (the Roman name for London).
A patch of grassy marshland dominated by two hills was turned into a fortified city on the banks of the River Thames.
Londinium (London), like Rome, was founded on the point of the river where it was narrow enough to build a bridge, and the strategic location of the city gave easy access to much of Europe.
The name of London is derived from a word first attested, in Latinised form, as Londinium. By the first century CE, this was a commercial centre in Roman Britain.
The Romans founded London about 50 AD. Its name is derived from the Celtic word Londinios, which means the place of the bold one.
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