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This little cosy scene was catastrophically changed with the arrival of 350 Danish Viking ships in the Thames in about AD 842.
And in AD 865 a massive Danish Viking army assembled in East Anglia, destroyed Saxon rule in the East and North of England and made London their winter HQ.
An easy passage by ship down the river Medway and up the Thames.
The Romans used London to bring in all their vital goods from the rest of their empire particularly of course military equipment.
When the Romans arrived they quickly chose the London area as the HQ for all activities in their new island colony perhaps because the area between present day Cannon Street Station and the Tower of London, on the north bank of the River Thames made an ideal port and with quick access to high ground. In addition, at this point two smaller rivers join the Thames from the north providing easy access to extra clean drinking water and additional defence from attackers.
These two rivers are now no longer to be seen but can easily be located. The mouth of the Walbrook is now under Cannon Street railway station and it's passage from the north follows Walbrook Street which connects Cannon Street station with the Mansion House and the Bank of England almost due north.
The next 100 years saw many changes in London which stood at the hub of the three divisions of England.
(Note the present day embankment did not exist.) The only building of note in the old Roman area which was used by the Saxons was the site of St Paul's for a church of that name.
There was also a Saxon Palace (position not known).
Looking back at the History of England's capital from before the Romans arrived right up to the present day.
Before the Romans arrived some 2000 years ago there is no evidence of London existing as any sort of thriving town or village.