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Glasgow History, United Kingdom

Glasgow, UK - History: Growing with Diversity!

If we try to delve upon the history of Glasgow in details, then we would have to go back 2,000 years down the memory lane. The city of Glasgow has seen several transitions, which have been both rich in nature and diversified at the same instance.

It had originally been a small fishing spot for the Romans, where people came over for salmon-fishing at the juncture of River Clyde. The city was actually founded by Saint Mungo, leading it to become a religious or pious place for inhabitants, until several changes were brought about through series of events.

Glasgow: A University City

Glasgow has witnessed several battles, trading that reached out all over the world and later on, heavy industrialization, which promoted it to become an international city. The Church of Mungo was destroyed in a battle and cannot be seen today. However, the one present today has been dated back to the 12th century. This was the time, when the first fair at Glasgow had taken place, which posted the ritual of holding such festivity every year. By the year 1451, Glasgow had become a University City because of the University founded at the High Street Area within the city.

How battles ruled an era in Glasgow

The rich history of Glasgow holds the story of the brave William Wallace, who had fought and defeated over 1,000 English Knights with 300 men alone. He brought down the castle that was under the rule of Bishop of Durham. From then on after two years, battle cry took over the castle once more, as rival groups fought over the crown of Scotland. Nevertheless, owing to its position, the shipping from Glasgow has been prolific by trading with America as well as the Indies.

Trade History of Glasgow

By the time in the 18th century, trade was thriving, with many merchants flourishing over the import from tobacco, sugar and rum. Starting from this period, the problem of excess population took over the town and later on was resolved with great stress. Even after this, the discovery of huge deposits of iron ore and coal brought about havoc changes over the coming two centuries. Industrial revolution helped the communication flourish in Glasgow. Manufacturing of locomotives and the art of shipbuilding were taken to great heights.

During the past few years the city has become the center of international attraction and has eventually led to several social events, which include festivals and other scientific gathering.


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