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Sketches of early vessels by Herbert John Everett.
Several sketches of early vessels by Herbert John Everett. The sketches include a Roman sail and oar vessel, and the ship of Odysseus of 500BC. The...
Sketch of a Roman warship, part of a Roman merchant ship and a vessel with sail set.
The Romans used galleys, both as merchant ships for trading, and as warships. They made many long sea journeys in these vessels, but stayed quite...
Roman Stone anchor.
Roman merchant vessels often used anchors made from stone. Anchors like the one shown here have been recovered from Roman-era shipwrecks. The Romans...
The foundation of London as a city and port.
The capture of London, AD 296.
A classical coin depicting the capture of London in AD296 by Constantius Chlorus. On the obverse there is a bust of Chlorus in armour and mantle. The...
The customs in London
The need for a reliable tax
The large sailing ship in the reign of Richard II.
The vessel shown here would have been used on rivers and coastal waters only. By the 14th century most sea-going ships began to be built with...
The fleet of Allectus the Usurper.
A classical coin showing a galley from the fleet of Allectus the Usurper. On the obverse side of the coin is a bust of Allectus. The coin includes...
The expansion of London AD 43 - 2000.
From the Roman settlement onwards, London's docks and its world-wide maritime connections have played a major role in the development of the City and...
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