Lyme Regis city's history and facts

Lyme Regis city's history and facts

Although, the modest size of Lyme Regis has played a very important role in the history of. Today it is known as the "Pearl of Dorset". Lyme Regis takes its name from its location at the mouth of the River Lum Lum, which means "water flow".

City Origins

During the Roman occupation, the city was known, kak Meri Lim Surp. Nevertheless, the first written evidence of settlements in Lima begin with 774 AD. It tells of the gifts of the earth Kunivulf.

City Royal (grand piano)

В 1284 г. Lime was granted a Royal Charter by King Edward I, and then to the city's name was added to the title of 'Regis'. Cobb – It dates back to the 13th century, and it was built to protect the navigable – Putney area in stormy weather. This is very helpful in the development of Lyme as a prosperous port. Proof of this is that, what in 1340 by King Edward III granted a license for construction of a new water mill.

Particularly turbulent period in the history of Lima was the 17th century. This period of history has witnessed serious action during the English Civil War. В 1644 year, the city had to endure a long occupation of the Cavaliers. Residents of Lyme Regis managed to defeat them, despite numerous sacrifices.

By the mid-18th century, Lyme Regis has become a popular seaside resort. Many writers and artists have visited there, including Henry Fielding. Jane Austen wrote, "Persuasion" during her stay in the city between 1803 and 1804 years.

One of the most famous residents of Lyme is Mary Enning. Rodilasy in Lyme Regis,, at 1799 year.

clip_image026She was only 12 лет, when she became the first person, who dug up the remains of ichthyosaur. This fact influenced the Mary so, in the future, it has become very important researcher in the field of mining and paleontology.

The presence of large reserves of fossil resulted in Lyme Regis 1839 was in serious danger, when there was a huge landslide in Davnlends. Today, this area is known as Anderklif.

Sovremennыy-Lyme Regis

В 1903 by railway in Lyme Regis was built. Concerning, in the town started to develop tourism. About 60 years later, the town lost its rail benefits, thereby turning Eksminster to the nearest railway station today.

В 1980 year, Here was filmed the movie "The French Lieutenant's Woman", starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Сегодня, Lyme Regis continues to attract fossil hunters, that no problem can go to look for their own piece of history.

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