Situated in East Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull which is known locally as Hull, boasts one of the most important docks in the country.
As far back as King Edward I, who used the, then city (then a town) as a supply base to support military campaigns in neighbouring, Scotland.
Hull's docks grew in importance during the middle ages, with resources such as wool and grain beginning to be exported. Timber and oil also began to be imported from Scandinavian countries, a practice which still goes on to this day.
With expansions to the docks and improved rail links, Hull continued to grow, opening a celebrated university and achieving city status but the increased importance of the cities docks put a huge bounty on the cities head and subsequently, the city was one the most heavily bombed area outside of London during the Second World War. Hull has been awarded the status of UK City of Culture for 2017.