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The very first people appeared in the Dartford area around 250,000 years ago: a tribe of prehistoric hunter gatherers who are referred to as Swanscombe Man are recorded. Many other archaeological finds have revealed a good picture of occupation of the district with important finds from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
When the Romans engineered the Dover to London road, it was necessary to cross the River Darent by ford, giving the settlement its name. Roman villas were built along the Darent Valley, and at Crayford, close by. The Saxons may have established the first settlement where Dartford now stands. Dartford manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book after the Norman conquest. It was then owned by the king.
During the medieval period Dartford was an important waypoint for pilgrims and travellers en route to Canterbury and the Continent, and various religious orders established themselves in the area. In the 12th century the Knights Templar had possession of the manor of Dartford; the National Trust property at Sutton-at-Hone, to the south of the town, is a remaining piece of that history. In the 14th century, a priory was established here, and two groups of friars, the Dominicans and the Franciscans built hospitals here for the care of the sick. At this time the town became a small but important market town.
It is probable that Dartford was a key meeting point early in the Peasants Revolt with a detachment of Essex rebels marching south to join Kentish rebels at Dartford before accompanying them to Rochester and Canterbury in the first week of June 1381. Although lacking a leader, Kentishmen had assembled at Dartford around 5 June through a sense of county solidarity at the mistreatment of Robert Belling, a man claimed as a serf by Sir Simon Burley. Burley had abused his royal court connections to invoke the arrest of Belling and, despite a compromise being proposed by bailiffs in Gravesend, continued to demand a high price of £300 of silver for Bellings release. Having left for Rochester and Canterbury on 5 June, the rebels passed back through Dartford, having grown in number, a week later on 12 June en route for London.
In the 15th century, two kings of England became part of the towns history. Henry V marched through Dartford in November 1415 with his troops prior to fighting the French at the Battle of Agincourt; in 1422 Henrys body was taken to Holy Trinity Church by Edmund Lacey, Bishop of Exeter, who conducted a funeral. In March 1452, Richard, Duke of York, camped at the Brent allegedly with ten thousand men, waiting for a confrontation with King Henry VI. The Duke surrendered to the king in Dartford. The place of the camp is marked today by York Road, Dartford.
Many Protestants were executed during the reigns of Queen Mary, including a Dartford linen weaver who was burnt at the stake on the Brent in 1555. The Martyrs Memorial on East Hill commemorates him and other Kentish Martyrs. In 1576 Dartford Grammar School was founded, part of the Tudor emphasis on education for ordinary people.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd