Many hundreds of years ago the Danes
and Anglo-Saxons sailed up the Trent to attack England.
Historical documents claim that in
the years 1101 and 1581 the River Trent completely dried up!
At Great Haywood, where the River
Sow meets the River Trent, there is a bridge called 'Essex Bridge' that was built during
the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Trent has had at least two other
names. Under Roman rule it was called the 'Trisantona' and in the 8th century it was
called the 'Treonte'.