Coventry – The Phoenix City

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A Phoenix from the ashes, Coventry is a modern city in the heart of England just an hour from London. Risen from wartime rubble, it’s a part of Britain’s heartland which beat strongly through assaults laid upon it by the Saxons and Norman’s …

By the 14th century, Coventry was an important centre of the cloth trade, and throughout the Middle Ages was one of the largest and most important cities in England.  In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coventry became one of the three main British centres of watch and clock manufacture, and in the late 19th century, it became a major centre of bicycle manufacture. The city has now won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021  and will see an estimated 2.55 million visitors over that year.

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