Tagged with Roman Britain

Britain’s Borderlands

Rory Stewart is, as his name suggests, a Scot, but he is one of the most English in his extraordinary life to date. A talented linguist, he has spent a lot of time walking the deserts of the middle east, and for a time was deputy governor of Iraq, and is one of the most … Continue reading

Invisible Locals

The Map of Roman Britain produced by the Ordnance survey appears to show Britain at the time, but it really shows the Roman presence, omitting features of the local settlements. The British landscape a the time of the Romans is generally seen as structured around elite estates centred on Roman style farms, or villae which … Continue reading