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The beginnings of British history

Peter Salway.

in Roman Britain

May 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; British History. 5547 words.

The origins of Britain stretch back to before the Roman period. By the time of the Roman conquest, the culture of Britain had around fifteen hundred to two thousand years of development...

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The Beginnings of British History

Peter Salway.

in Roman Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; British History. 4137 words.

The origins of Britain stretch back to before the Roman period. By the time of the Roman conquest, the culture of Britain had around fifteen hundred to two thousand years of development...

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Britain in the Late Empire

Peter Salway.

in Roman Britain

May 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; British History. 9972 words.

It has long been recognized that the first half of the fourth century was a ‘golden age’ for Roman Britain. This was based on sound foundations from the century before, and continued trends...

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Britain under the Late Empire

Peter Salway.

in Roman Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; British History. 7392 words.

It has long been recognized that the first half of the fourth century was a ‘golden age’ for Roman Britain. This was based on sound foundations from the century before, and continued trends...

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Constans

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Classical Studies.

Roman emperor. One of the three sons of Constantine the Great amongst whom the empire was divided after Constantine's death in 337, Constans was awarded the central part of the ...

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Corbridge

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Classical Studies.

Coriostopitum was a major Roman military base in the valley of the Tyne where the east–west road (the Stanegate) met the north–south road (Dere Street). Inscriptions attest the continuing...

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The end of Roman rule

Peter Salway.

in Roman Britain

May 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; British History. 4084 words.

In 409 the mutiny of the Roman army in Britain under its British-born commander coincided with renewed assaults on Britain by enemies, including the Saxons. At this point Britain rebelled,...

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The End of Roman Rule

Peter Salway.

in Roman Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; British History. 1272 words.

In 409 the mutiny of the Roman army in Britain under its British-born commander coincided with renewed assaults on Britain by enemies, including the Saxons. At this point Britain rebelled,...

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Pelagius

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — British History.

Early 5th‐cent. Christian theologian of British or Irish extraction. Pelagius travelled to Rome as a monk c.ad 400 and was deeply disappointed by the lax moral standards there. He preached...

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Prasutagus

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Classical Studies.

Client king of the Iceni of East Anglia in Britain, was renowned for his wealth (Tacitus Annales 14. 31). His death in ad 60 precipitated the rebellion of his wife ...

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