Speaker: Dr David H Evans, Retired County Archaeologist, Freelance writer, researcher and lecturer specialising particularly in urban archaeology and local history. Editor of the East Riding Archaeologist.
Settlement in the area began as early as the later prehistoric era, but it was the emergence of the port of Wyke during the later 12th century which was to mark the first major milestone in Hull’s development. The spectacular growth and strategic importance of this port prompted Edward I to acquire it and develop it into the King’s Town. Within the space of 300 years, Hull was to emerge as the second most important port on England’s east coast, with major European trading links, and as one of the three major towns in medieval Yorkshire.
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The Deep aquarium and tidal barrier on the River Humber seen from Corporation Pier, Hull. Photo © Mark Buckle/Alamy Stock Photo