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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.It is the county town of Devon, and the home of Devon County Council.Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain.Exeter became a religious centre during the Middle Ages and into the Tudor times: Exeter Cathedral, founded in the mid 11th century, became Anglican during the 16th-century English Reformation.During the late 19th century, Exeter became an affluent centre for the wool trade, although by the First World War the city was in decline.(This may, however, have served as a territorial boundary within the former kingdom of Dumnonia as well.In 1001, the Danes again failed to get into the city, but they were able to plunder it in 1003 because they were let in, for unknown reasons, by the French reeve of Emma of Normandy, who had been given the city as part of her dowry on her marriage to Æthelred the Unready the previous year.
During the high medieval period, both the cathedral clergy and the citizens enjoyed access to sophisticated aqueduct systems which brought pure drinking water into the city from springs in the neighbouring parish of St Sidwell's.
The Devonian Isca seems to have been most prosperous in the first half of the 4th century: more than a thousand Roman coins have been found around the city and there is evidence for copper and bronze working, a stock-yard, and markets for the livestock, crops, and pottery produced in the surrounding countryside.
Nothing is certainly known of Exeter from the time of the Roman withdrawal from Britain around the year 410 until around 680 when a document about St Boniface reports that he was educated at an abbey in Exeter.) According to William of Malmesbury, they were sent beyond the River Tamar, which was fixed as the boundary of Devon.
Two years after the Norman conquest of England, Exeter rebelled against King William.
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 the Second World War, much of the city centre was rebuilt and is now considered to be a centre for modern business and tourism in Devon and Cornwall.