ROMAN BRITAIN In the 1st century В. C. when the inhabitants of the British Isles were still living under the primitive communal system, the Roman Empire became the strongest slave-owning state in the Mediterranean. It was the last and greatest of the civilizations of the ancient world. The Romans ruled all of the civilized world and in […]
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One of the last countries to be conquered by Rome was France, or Gaul as it was then called. The war against the Gauls, who were Celtic tribes, lasted for eight years. Julius Caesar was appointed Head of the Roman army which was sent to conquer Gaul. In the course of his campaigns Caesar reached the Channel […]
As a result of the conquest signs of Roman civilization spread over Britain. There had been no towns in Britain j before the Romans conquered it. The civilized Romans were j city dwellers, and as soon as they had conquered Britain they began to build towns, splendid villas, public baths as in Rome itself. York, Gloucester, Lincoln and […]
The Romans remained in Britain for about four centuries and during that time Britain was a Roman province governed by Roman governors and protected by Roman legions.
There are today many things in Britain to remind the people of the Romans. The wells which the Romans dug give water today, and the chief Roman roads are still among the highways of Modern England. Watling Street still runs from London to Chester. Long stretches of Hadrian’s Wall, the ruins of public baths and […]
Britainwas a Roman province from the first century A. D. until the beginning of the fifth century A. D. The area occupied covered south, east and midland Britain and stretched north to the lowlands of Scotland, west over the whole of Wales, but did not include Devon and Cornwall. Most of the evidence for reconstructing […]
While Roman soldiers were defending the outposts of the Empire against Piets and Saxons, a kind of provincial Roman life was developing in lowlandBritain. Various kinds of towns existed in Britain under the Roman occupation. There were four colonies or towns for time-expired soldiers: Colchester,York, where a colony and a fort grew up side by […]