Exeter, in South West England, is the county-town of Devon. It is a city that people often assume has always been White Anglo-Saxon. Our team of community researchers have discovered that this is only partly true.
Since its beginning in Roman times, through Saxon and Viking invaders, Medieval Jews, ‘aliens’ (an historic word for ‘foreigner’), enslaved Africans and the twentieth century Windrush Generation, Exeter has been, and continues to be, a strongly multicultural city.
Explore the timeline below to learn more about the people and groups who have lived, worked or passed through the city during its history.