London, England was the first city to be affected by urban air pollution by 1273, when richer residents began complaining about coal smoke, that remained in the air. In 1306, King Edward I made it a capital offence to burn coal within city limits.
King Edward I
King Edward I
- A History of London – LocalHistories.org
The Romans founded London about 50 AD. Its name is derived from the Celtic word Londinios, which means the place of the bold one. After they invaded Britain in 43 AD the Romans built a bridge across the Thames.
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