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The 12th century Red Lion pub on the High Street below the Bargate within the old walls is where in 1415, immediately prior to King Henry V of England's departure from Southampton to the Battle of Agincourt, the ringleaders of the 'Southampton Plot', Richard, Earl of Cambridge, Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham and Sir Thomas Grey of Heton, were tried and found guilty of high treason, before being summarily executed outside the Bargate.
During the Middle Ages, shipbuilding became an increasingly important industry and was to remain so for centuries to come. The development of Hurst, Calshot, Cowes and Netley castles along Southampton Water and the Solent, by Henry VIII in about 1540, meant that Southampton was no longer so dependent upon its fortifications.
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A HAMPSHIRE university is advertising for a chauffeur for senior staff - just days after announcing 75 jobs cuts.
Southampton University posted the vacancy for a chauffeur caretaker whose responsibilities will include providing a “chauffeur and car service to the university executives and visiting dignitaries” including the Vice-Chancellor.
Having been an important regional centre for centuries, Southampton was awarded City status by The Queen in 1964.
The painter John Everett Millais was born in the city in 1829.Southampton Solent University's art gallery is named Millais Gallery in his honour.The town became a county borough under the Local Government Act 1888.The chauffeur job is advertised at a salary of £19,850 - £23,557 pro rata for the 25 hour a week part time position.Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden - who was paid £352,000 from October 2015 to July 2016 and got a 1.1 per cent pay rise last year - will be among those to occasionally use the chauffeur. University and College Union general secretary Sally Hunt said: ‘For years UCU has been highlighting how out of touch vice-chancellors look when it comes to their own pay and perks.