Archaeological evidence suggests that Mesolithic people settled in the region of York between 80 BC, although it is not known whether their settlements were permanent or temporary.By the time of the Roman conquest of Britain, the area was occupied by a tribe known to the Romans as the Brigantes.It is thought that Eboracum is derived from the Brythonic word Eborakon, a combination of eburos "yew-tree" (cf.Old Irish ibar "yew-tree", Welsh efwr "alder buckthorn", Breton evor "alder buckthorn") and suffix *-āko(n) "place" (cf.In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre.In recent decades, the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionery and railway-related industries to one that provides services.The name Eboracum became the Anglian Eoforwic in the 7th century: a compound of Eofor-, from the old name, and -wic a village probably by conflation of the element Ebor- with a Germanic root *eburaz (boar); by the 7th century the Old English for 'boar' had become eofor.
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The Emperors Hadrian, Septimius Severus and Constantius I all held court in York during their various campaigns.
During his stay 207–211 AD, the Emperor Severus proclaimed York capital of the province of Britannia Inferior, and it is likely that it was he who granted York the privileges of a Colonia (Roman) (page does not exist)" In 311 AD a bishop from York attended the Council at Arles to represent Christians from the province.