A British civitas. The civitas of the Regni appears to be an artificial creation of the Roman government. It seems to have been based on a kingdom created by them in ad 43 for their client‐king Cogidubnus from the southern part of the territory of the Atrebates in modern Sussex. Only when Cogidubnus died, perhaps around ad 80, did the kingdom disappear and the civitas take its place. The capital of the new canton, however, was located at its south‐western corner, where the major Iron Age stronghold at Chichester was succeeded by the Roman town of Noviomagus.
Subjects: British History.