Follow the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller journey throughout British History
Fairs are being held in Britain after the Roman invasion.
Groups of Roma, originating in Northern India, reach modern Greece and Turkey.
Travellers first recorded in Ireland. Travelling smiths mentioned in Scottish records.
Many fairs are created by Royal Charter, including Bridlington (1200) and Hull (1299). By the turn of the 13th Century Roma begin to arrive in Western Europe....Read more »