What year did nottingham become a city?

Nottingham's city status was awarded as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria, being signified in a letter from the Prime Minister the Marquess of Salisbury to the Mayor, dated 18 June 1897.

Sources suggest that on 21 June 1897, a letter was received from Downing Street granting Nottingham its city status. On 10 June 1898, the Nottingham Coat of Arms was granted as a crest, incorporating the City of Nottingham Seal which has been used as a borough seal since the 15th century.

Nottingham is relatively unusual among big manufacturing cities in Britain in having a medieval and pre-industrial past of equal importance to its more recent one. The first evidence of settlement dates from pre-Roman times and it is possible that the Romans also lived in the area.

Here's a brief history of Nottingham shared by Davesdoors.co.uk.

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