Category Archives: Southampton

Hamwic became Southampton and was the most signficiant trading port in the history of Hampshire the name has various origins and references including 825 Homtun 962 Suthhamtunam and Hantone in Domesday.

The Southampton Plot

The Southampton Plot

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Agincourt and HampshireThe Southampton Plot was a conspiracy against King Henry V, concocted elsewhere in England but whose final blows were to be dealt in the city of Southampton The Southampton Plot was an intrigue that occurred in Southampton in July 1415. Southampton in 1415… Continue Reading

The Dolphin Hotel Southampton

The Dolphin Hotel Southampton

The Dolphin Hotel Southampton is one of England’s oldest and most historic hotels. The core of the Dolphin Hotel Southampton, dates back to the mid C13th when Southampton was a thriving merchant city, full of tradesmen and visitors putting into port. The Dolphin Hotel at this point was probably a merchant’s house, it’s cellars full… Continue Reading

Southampton Castle

Southampton Castle

When Winchester was the royal capital of England, Southampton, close by on the southern coast of England, was it’s chief port and trading centre. It was an obvious magnet for Danish and French raiding party’s and it’s defence became an issue. The castle was constructed first out of timber and then stone and it’s great city walls threw up a considerable obstacle to attack Continue Reading