Every person wants to travel all around the world! I mean who wouldn\’t. Starting today with the Capital of England\’ London.
According to Historia Regum Britanniae, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, London was founded by Brutus of Troy about 1000–1100 B.C.E. after he defeated the native giant Gogmagog; the settlement was known as Caer Troia, Troia Nova (Latin for New Troy), which, according to a pseudo-etymology, was corrupted to Trinovantum. Trinovantes were the Iron Age tribe who inhabited the area prior to the Romans. Geoffrey provides prehistoric London with a rich array of legendary kings, such as Lud (see also Lludd, from Welsh mythology) who, he claims, renamed the town Caer Ludein, from which London was derived, and was buried at Ludgate.
Some recent discoveries indicate probable very early settlements near the Thames in the London area. In 1993, the remains of a Bronze Age bridge were found on the Thames\’s south foreshore, upstream of Vauxhall Bridge. This bridge either crossed the Thames, or went to a now lost island in the river. Dendrology dated the timbers to between 1750 B.C.E and 1285 B.C.E. In 2001, a further dig found that the timbers were driven vertically into the ground on the south bank of the Thames west of Vauxhall Bridge. In 2010, the foundations of a large timber structure, dated to between 4,800 B.C.E. and 4,500 B.C.E. were found, again on the foreshore south of Vauxhall Bridge. The function of the mesolithic structure is not known. All these structures are on the south bank at a natural crossing point where the River Effra flows into the Thames.<sup id="cite_ref-thamesdis_It_is_thought_that_the_Thames_was_an_important_tribal_boundary,_and_numerous_finds_have_been_made_of_[[spear]]_heads_and_weaponry_from_the_Bronze_and_Iron_Ages_near_the_banks_of_the_Thames_in_the_London_area,_many_of_which_had_clearly_been_used_in_battle.
Archaeologist Leslie Wallace notes that \”Because no LPRIA [Late pre-Roman Iron Age] settlements or significant domestic refuse have been found in London, despite extensive archaeological excavation, arguments for a purely Roman foundation of London are now common and uncontroversial.\”