Originally Posted by Iznogood
The Dwellers of London were, according to Carr, called fenmen, named so after the swampy region, the fenlands or the fens, from where they came. Can anyone from the UK confirm this? I thought that the fens were north of London?
The Fens, also known as the Fenland(s), are a naturally marshy region in eastern England, the county of Lincolnshire probably being most associated with this. I'm not aware of any connection to London - maybe in the early days of London there were swampy areas that took this name?