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I was at Shrewsbury only for study, however, I managed to find a few free hours to visit the city and the region.

Shrewsbury was until 2009 an unparished area and had no town or parish council(s), instead the Mayor of Shrewsbury and Atcham was also the mayor of the town. However as part of wider changes to local governance in Shropshire, the town was parished on 13 May, 2008, with a single parish created covering the entire town and previously unparished area. Shrewsbury is the second most populous civil parish in England (only Weston-super-Mare has a greater population) with a population of over 70,000.
The town was known to the ancient Britons as Pengwern, signifying "the alder hill"; and to the Anglo-Saxons as Scrobbesburh (dative Scrobbesbyrig), which has several meanings; "fort in the scrub-land region", "Scrobb's fort", "shrubstown" or "the town of the bushes". This name was gradually corrupted in three directions, into 'Sciropscire' which became Shropshire, into 'Sloppesberie', which became Salop/Salopia (the historical name for the county), and into 'Schrosberie' which eventually became the name of the county town, Shrewsbury.Its Welsh name Amwythig means "fortified place".Shrewsbury is known as a town with significant medieval heritage, having been founded ca. 800 AD. It was during the late Middle Ages (14th/15th Centuries) when the town was at its height of commercial importance. This was mainly due to the wool trade, a major industry at the time, with the rest of Britain and Europe, especially with the River Severn and Watling Street as trading routes.It is believed that Henry VIII intended to make Shrewsbury a cathedral city after the formation of the Church of England, but the citizens of the town declined the offer.Market Street, behind the Old Market Hall with the Music Hall on the left. The brick clocktower of the current Market Hall can be seen in the background.
Over the ages, the geographically important town has been the site of many conflicts, particularly between the English and Welsh. Shrewsbury was the seat of the Princes of Powis for many years; however, the Angles, under King Offa of Mercia, took possession of it in 778. The Welsh again besieged it in 1069, but were repelled by William the Conqueror. Roger de Montgomery was given the town as a gift from William, and built Shrewsbury Castle in 1074, taking the title of Earl. The 3rd Earl, Robert of Bellême was deposed in 1102, in consequence of taking part in the rebellion against Henry I.In 1403, the Battle of Shrewsbury took place a few miles north of the town centre, at Battlefield; it was fought between King Henry IV and Henry Hotspur, with the King emerging victorious, an event celebrated in William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.Shrewsbury has also played a part in Western intellectual history, by being the town in which the naturalist Charles Darwin was born (1809) and raised.
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Io ero a Shrewsbury solo per studio, comunque sono riuscito a trovare qualche ora libera per visitare la città e la regione.
Shrewsbury è una città di ca. 70.000 abitanti, capoluogo della contea di Shropshire, non molto lontana dalla frontiera con il Galles. È la seconda città della contea per popolazione, dopo Telford ed è sede della Diocesi di Shrewsbury.
La fondazione della città risale al 700 d.C. circa. Contiene un castello e il centro storico è quasi completamente circondato dal fiume Severn. Shrewsbury è la città dove è nato Charles Darwin (nel 1809)
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