London has recorded history that goes back over 2,000 years. According to legend, London was founded by Brutus of Troy, great grandson of the Trojan hero Aeneas. He founded Troia Nova or New Troy., after defeating the giants Gog and Magog, who where said to have lived there. The Trinovantes were the Iron Age tribe who inhabited the area when the Romans arrived. The name, London, is attributed .