Rivers are the Witness of Civilization Thames River

Thursday November 1, 2018

There are several bodies of water in United Kingdom and for now our star will be Thames River. It is the most well-known of Britain’s rivers because it is the third (including River Shannon of Ireland) longest river that covers 346 kilometres which flows through important and equally famous places like London, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxford and Reading. The Thames is tidal when it flows through London. River Thames is just next to where my sister lives and it is my favourite place to watch the sunset whenever there is. The Romans landed in England in AD 43.In AD 50, they barricaded in the first shallow part of the river and they called it, Londinium (London). They KINGDOM ADVENTURES BY GILDA PINEDA DIONELA built the very first bridge where London Bridge is today. Other historic events around Thames: Edward the Confessor made the City of London as the centre of trade; and the City of Westminster as the government centre.He dreamed of restoring the ancient monastery and built the Westminster Abbey. It was consecrated on 28th December 1065. He died on the 5 th of January 1066 and buried in his newly built church the next day. The successor of Edward was Harold, he was crowned king in Westminster Abbey, a tradition of nearly a thousand years that still in effect today. The trade in London grew steadily within the continent and with other parts of the world along the banks of Thames. In 1700 London became the centre of early banking and financial activity, and world trade. Several bridges were built over the Thames because of this prosperity to name a few; Westminster bridge, Waterloo, Southwark and Blackfriars, Tower bridge and finally Millennium Bridge. As of March 2018, London maintained its...... Read more on Full Issue!

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