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Liverpool - European Capital of Culture 2008
The world in one city!
The view of Liverpool’s world famous waterfront was a different scene some time ago than what it is today. In 1190 the city was known was ‘Liuerpul’, which meant a pool with muddy water and another name that has been suggested is ‘elverpool’, which was a reference to the high number of eels in the Mersey.

King John granted Liverpool its charter in 1207 and advertised the establishment of a new borough at Liverpool inviting settlers to come and take holdings there. Rumour had it that the king wanted a port in the district that was free from the control of the earl of Chester and at first it served as a dispatch point for troops sent to Ireland.

Following this, the Liverpool Castle was constructed, which occupied a prominent site overlooking the Mersey and pool of Liverpool. It was described that the castle had four towers, a hall, chamber, chapel, brew-house and bake-house and was surrounded by a dry moat. Liverpool Castle was removed in 1726.
Capital of Culture 08
Throughout the 16th century, Liverpool only had a population of around 500 and it wasn’t until the late 1600’s that Liverpool was made a parish on its own by Act of Parliament. Following on from this the population and commerce increased rapidly and Liverpool became the second metropolis of Great Britain.

Liverpool was the safest landing spot for boats and the first wet dock in Britain was built in 1715. Profits increased from the slave trade, which helped the town grow and flourish.

(Article courtesy of Liverpool In A Nutshell.com) - Continue Article...

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