As an important crossing point of the River Severn, Gloucester has played an important role in history from Roman times to the present day. It was founded in AD 97 under Emperor Nerva and has a rich and varied history, reflected in its architecture and the stories told by its people. Gloucester is a cathedral city and capital of its county - a richly historic place worthy of a visit. Gloucester History Tour takes the reader on a journey of significant places of interest within the city, including the beautiful cathedral, celebrated docks (newly renovated) and its noteworthy streets.
Rebecca lives in Cheltenham with her husband and works for her local library service, primarily in the local and family history department. Born and educated in Gloucester, she grew up in Churchdown and has a passion for the history of the people and places of Gloucestershire. She is enthusiastic about encouraging people to explore their heritage and has recently embarked on setting up Regency Research, her own private genealogy and local history research business.