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The city held a weekly market for the benefit of its citizens from at least 1213, and by 1281 Exeter was the only town in the south west to have three market days per week.There are also records of seven annual fairs, the earliest of which dates from 1130, and all of which continued until at least the early 16th century.The insurgents occupied the suburbs of Exeter, burnt down two of the city gates and attempted to undermine the city walls, but were eventually forced to abandon the siege after they had been worsted in a series of bloody battles with the king’s army.A number of rebels were executed in the immediate aftermath of the siege.The Livery Dole almshouses and chapel at Heavitree were founded in March 1591 and finished in 1594.The city's motto, Semper fidelis, is traditionally held to have been suggested by Elizabeth I, in acknowledgement of the city's contribution of ships to help defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588; however its first documented use is in 1660.

Wenn du auf unsere Webseite klickst oder hier navigierst, stimmst du der Erfassung von Informationen durch Cookies auf und außerhalb von Facebook zu.Gytha Thorkelsdóttir, the mother of the slain King Harold, was living in the city at the time, and William promptly marched west and initiated a siege.After 18 days, William accepted the city's honourable surrender, swearing an oath not to harm the city or increase its ancient tribute.However, William quickly arranged for the building of Rougemont Castle to strengthen Norman control over the area.Properties owned by Saxon landlords were transferred into Norman hands and, on the death of Bishop Leofric in 1072, the Norman Osbern Fitz Osbern was appointed his successor.

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