Glouces­ter: The Cross­roads of Eng­land DVD

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This is the story of the an­cient city of Glouces­ter, which be­gins with the ar­rival of the Ro­mans al­most 2,000 years ago. Strate­gi­cally placed at the low­est cross­ing point of the Severn, it is the fur­thest in­land port in the coun­try. It was granted the ti­tle of Colo­nia, the high­est sta­tus a city could have in the Ro­man Em­pire, and was called Glevum. When the Ro­mans left Bri­tain, Glouces­ter grad­u­ally fell into ruin, yet in the 10th cen­tury it be­came an im­por­tant town in the king­dom of Mer­cia. From that time on Glouces­ter fea­tured promi­nently in his­tory. In 1216, Henry III was crowned in the mag­nif­i­cent Abbey, the present- day Cathe­dral, and Ed­ward II was buried there just over a hun­dred years later.

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