Tuesday, February 22, 2022

How Rochester Stopped Being a City

There doesn't seem to be any real world difference between town and a city in England, except for a royal designation and bragging rights. In this video, Tom Scott chronicles a comedy of errors that caused Rochester's accidental decline from a city, which it had been for 800 years, to not even a town anymore. The place itself has not changed. It's just bureaucracy, but the loss in status seems to be quite embarrassing.  

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