It was established in 70 AD by Roman patrician settlers as a fortress.
Today, Southampton is known for its history with the Titanic, its maritime industry, sea port, as a location for the largest cruise ships in the world, and for its industrial atmosphere.
People Born in Southampton
Southampton in People's Lives
Mary Todd Lincoln: I traveled to Europe with my son Tad in 1868, and our ship first landed here. This was the very first European city that I set foot in. We stayed for a week before departing for Germany.