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Manchester became an important centre for the manufacture and trade of woollens and linen, and by about 1540, had expanded to become, in John Leland's words, "The fairest, best builded, quickest, and most populous town of all Lancashire." During the English Civil War Manchester strongly favoured the Parliamentary interest.
The local authority for the city is Manchester City Council.
The combination of competition and improved efficiency halved the cost of coal and halved the transport cost of raw cotton.
In the early 1800s, John Dalton formulated his atomic theory in Manchester.
The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell.
It is historically a part of Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated in the 20th century.