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No new roads were constructed in Britain between the fall of the Roman empire and the military roads of the 18th century which were designed to help suppress the Highland clans after the Jacobite rebellions. General Wade, Commander‐in‐Chief of the British Army in the Highlands, built new forts and roads from 1725 to the 1740s. Some of these have been abandoned, but many underlie modern roads. See William Taylor, The Military Roads in Scotland (1976).

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