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Historical interest: Coventry

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Coventry dates back to 1043, when it was designated as a centre of commerce by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, the husband of Lady Godiva. By the end of the 14th century, Coventry was the fourth most powerful city in England. The city had enormous wealth, with the wool trade being a mainstay for Coventry for some 500 years and as a centre of pilgrimage. During the Civil War, the city's Church of St. John became a prison for captured Royalists, giving rise to the phrase 'being sent to Coventry', meaning banished from society.

In the 1800s new industries replaced a failing trade in silk and ribbon weaving and clock making. Engineering became a mainstay for Coventry. Daimler and Humber set up the first of many car factories in 1896. Today, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Rover have plants in Coventry. In both world wars Coventry engineering was turned to war production and it was the city's engineering prowess that lead to its near total destruction from a bombing raid on November 14, 1940. Only a few more than two dozen buildings were untouched by the fire that rained from the sky. In fact, Coventry was subjected to the single most concentrated attack on a British city in World War II.

Although during the 1970s and 1980s, Coventry plummeted into recession, with factory closures and steep unemployment, Coventry now boasts two major universities: the University of Warwick and the University of Coventry. The city's business and science parks are some of the most successful in the Midlands and links with Europe are thriving.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Quality Hotel Coventry

Courtyard by Marriott Coventry and 15 days parking

Quality Hotel Coventry and 15 days parking

Menzies Leofric Hotel

Coventry Hill Hotel and 15 days parking

Hilton Coventry

Coventry Hill Hotel (Standard Rooms)

Coventry Hill Hotel

Holiday Inn Coventry M6, Junction 2

Britannia Coventry

Ansty Hall Hotel

Royal Court Hotel

The Chace Hotel

Macdonald Hotels, Brandon Hall

Courtyard by Marriott

Novotel Coventry

Village Hotel & Leisure Club

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Discount Hotels Coventry
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