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Antonine Wall

go to http://www.antoninewall.org/map for the interactive version of the website

Antonine wall north of Adrian’s Wall was occupied fora short time and represents the retreat of the Romans from Scotland. Di you know it exists, what is left there and where does it run, relative to Hadrian’s Wall. Find out here with interactive Map of both walls and Google Earth Downloads for you to explore from here.

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Boudica British Queen

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Roman Timeline

Boudica was Queen of the Iceni during the early occupation of the Romans of Britain. She took the fight to them when they abused her husbands will and violated her daughters and her own honour.

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Who was Pelagius?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Roman Timeline

Pelagius was a monk from Britain, who, in the C4th during the Roman occupation of Britain, opposed the theological views of St Augustine and was excommunicated

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Constantine the Great

Constantine the Great

Constantine the Great, proclaimed Emperor in York, this man went on to unite a fragmented Roman Empire and create a moment of stability in an empire riven with discord.

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Carausius and Allectus

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Roman Timeline

Carausius and Allectus are known as the Roman usurpers who took control of Britain in 286 AD. Coins are the only real evidence we have of their limited tenure in Britain.

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Agricola

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Roman Timeline

Agricola was a most effective Roman leader who was Governor of Britain between 77 AD – 84 AD. His list of accomplishments was written down by Tacitus, his son in law

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Hadrian’s Wall

The magnificent structure of Hadrian’s Wall was built under the order of Emperor Hadrian when he saw the need to consolidate the borders of the Roman Empire but what it’s exact purpose was is not fully understood.

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Who were the Brigantes?

Brigante
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Roman Timeline

The Brigantes were a Celtic tribe who held the territory between the Humber and the Tyne at the time of the Roman invasion in 43AD. At first they were on friendly terms with the Romans but this state of affairs began to collapse and the Romans attempted to force them from their territory.

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The Battle of Mons Graupius

The Battle of Mons Graupius was fought between the occupying Roman army of the British Isles and the men of the north, the Caledonians. Exactly where it took place is not known but some interesting theories have been offered.

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