Wolverhampton is an industrial town in Staffordshire
, 13 miles northwest of Birmingham
. Wolverhampton's Wednesday market day was granted by Henry II
in 1258. Wolverhampton sent its first representative to Parliament
in 1832. In 1848, it was incorporated as a municipality in 1848 and as a county borough in 1888. The boundary lines were extended in 1927 and again in 1933. The University of Wolverhampton has its campus here.