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ID: 7010948
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Leicester (inhabited place)  Leicester (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.1333  decimal degrees

Note: On the River Soar; site of Iron Age settlement; established as 'Civitas' by Romans; legendary home of King Lear; Cathedral see of Bishop of Leicester until the 9th century when it became a Danish borough; one of the Five Boroughs of Danelaw; site of first Parliament called in 1265 by Simon de Montfort and early center of dissidents; became important industrial center in the 14th century; visited by Richard III before his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485; center for hosiery and shoe industries since the 18th century.

Names:
Leicester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Leiscester (NA,V,English,U)
Ledecestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Ratae (H,O)  ............ ancient Roman
Ratae Coritanorum (H,O)  ............ ancient Roman

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Leicester (unitary authority)  ................  Leicester (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Leicester (inhabited place)  ....................  Leicester (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Leicester (inhabited place)  ............  Leicester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Romans and ancient Britons ca. 200
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  since the 14th century
educational center (C)
episcopal see (B)  ............  first established by East Mercians in 680, but suppressed under Danelaw in 869; re-established by Ethelfleda, Lady of Mercia, in 918
borough (H)
ancient site (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ledecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 161
Leicester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 161
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Leiscester..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ratae..........  [VP]
..............  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
Ratae Coritanorum..........  [VP]
................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 511
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 511
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 161
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2600961
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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