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A Brief History of Exeter

The Quayside on the River Exe

A Brief History of Exeter


I tend to think that knowing a bit about the history of a place helps to understand it a bit better, and so for those of you who feel like me, here’s a brief history of Exeter.

A Celtic tribe known as the Dumnonii were the first people to settle near the River Exe (Exe being Celtic for ‘The Water’) but in AD 49 the Romans arrived under Vespasian and created a fortress called Isca Dumnoniorum. Continue reading

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