For those who know London this area would obviously have made a good port with immediate access to high dry ground.(Note the present day embankment did not exist.) The only building of note in the old Roman area which was used by the Saxons was the site of St Paul's for a church of that name.Walking west from present day St Paul's Cathedral the road drops away steeply to Ludgate Circus and it is easy to imagine a large river infront of you before the bank rises steeply on the other side to a road now called Fleet street.Indeed the river is still flowing but in a tunnel under the street After only a few years of Roman occupation, when the town had no protective walls a local British Queen "Boudicca", from East Anglia, burnt the place to the ground!London would have had all the trappings of Rome at that time.When the Romans left (to defend Rome against the German Vandal tribe) the German Saxons moved in.Being basically rural peoples they had no use for towns and London was abandoned.The Saxons chose Winchester just north of present day Southampton as their base.
The original Roman settlement stretched from The Walbrook river (Cannon Street Station) in the west to the Tower of London (which did not exist) in the east.He was jailed for five years and banned from driving for four-and-a-half years at Leicester Crown Court on Monday.Recorder Justin Wigoder said: 'I have to take into account the way this incident came about.'You reversed, not hard, into an individual which led to him and a group attacking you.'That incident passed and they walked off.The Romans used London to bring in all their vital goods from the rest of their empire particularly of course military equipment.Also of course the comforts they were used to including: Olive oil, wine, dates, figs and salted fish.