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Welcome to one of England’s oldest and most interesting cities. We see the story of the Romano-British martyr saint to whom it owes its name, take a tour through the famous and exceptionally beautiful abbey and then proceed to explore the city itself. We trace its origins to the important Roman city of Verulamium, with its turbulent history and discover how the Romano-Britons lived: a comfortable and amazingly ‘modern’ lifestyle some 1700 years ago! We also look at the later history of St. Albans and the part it played in the Wars of the Roses, find out about its ghosts, surroundings, picturesque old pubs, local characters and its place in today’s world as a busy and prosperous city, full of life and colour.