In 2017 work was being done outside of Cambridge in the UK. These were upgrades to the A14 road and though needed weren’t exactly headline grabbing. However what they found allowed experts to piece together a tale which linked Roman Britain to the easternmost tips of the Roman Empire. Whilst digging the remains of a […]
A Roman bridgehead into Britain. Recently Richborough Roman Fort has had a new addition, or rather a new version of something which stood there when the invasion of AD43 saw legionaries stepping foot on British soil. This was the reconstruction of a gateway of that period (you can read specifically about this here). The gateway
The Isle of Wight was subjegated by the general, and eventual emperor, Vespasian in AD 44. In the successive centuries a number of villas emerged, perhaps the most well known being Brading Roman Villa. Though started in the 1st century AD further buildings were added and by the 4th century the villa was well established
Recently I passed through Cirencester, I’d loved to have stopped longer and visited the Corinium Museum which looked very interesting. However, I did managed to squeeze in a trip to the Roman ampitheatre there. It’s free, has parking and is wheelchair accessible. Be warned it is a bit hilly but the paths are well kept.