The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain

And their Impact on Military History
Author: M.C. Bishop
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473837251
Category: History
Page: 210
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There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. ??The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout??The text is supported with clear maps and photographs. ??Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology.

An illustrated history of Roman roads in Britain


Author: David E. Johnston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 158
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Roman roads in Britain


Author: Ivan Donald MARGARY
Publisher: J. Baker
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 550
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Roads in Roman Britain


Author: Hugh Davies,Hugh E. H. Davies
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780752425030
Category: History
Page: 191
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There has been a strong interest in Roman roads in Britain for centuries and a vast amount of information has been accumulated from observation and excavation. For the first time this new study analyses the data systematically and evaluates it from a highway engineering viewpoint. Hugh Davies not only provides an up-to-date account of the road system built by the Romans in Britain, he examines whether this information matches up with what we would expect of a transport system. Looking at the construction of the roads - their width, surface and drainage - as well as at their number, the author concludes that the Romans did indeed provide a high-quality service suited to the needs of civilians and soldiers alike. At the same time his study shows how the development of the road system fitted in with the layout of town plans and with the overall expansion of the province; on the whole the early military roads were constructed of lighter materials and by the end of the Roman period as many as ten layers of road surface can on occasions be detected. This accessible work, which includes a Gazetteer of some 400 Roman roads, will be welcomed by anyone interested in the Romans in Britain.

Roman roads in Britain


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Roman Roads in Britain: North of the Foss Way


Author: Ivan Donald Margary
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Roads, Roman
Page: N.A
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The Planning of Roman Roads and Walls in Northen Britain


Author: John Poulter
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445612097
Category: History
Page: 192
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The Roman Empire depended on its roads and walls for trade and security, but before these vast structures were built, their courses would need to have been chosen and their lines set out across the countryside. In the absence of any significant Roman literature on the subject, John Poulter has devised a way of detecting the directions in which Roman surveyors may have been working when setting out their roads and walls in northern Britain.

In the Footsteps of Caesar

Walking Roman Roads in Britain
Author: Helen Livingston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711022539
Category: Great Britain
Page: 192
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Roman Roads in Britain: Early Britain


Author: Thomas Codrington,Society For Promoting Christian Knowledg
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378576076
Category: History
Page: 408
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Roadworks

Medieval Britain, medieval roads
Author: Ruth Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 178499670X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 231
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Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study of roads and wayfinding in medieval England, Wales and Scotland. It looks afresh at the relationship between the road as a material condition of daily life and the formation of local and national communities, arguing that the business of road maintenance, road travel and wayfinding constitutes social bonds. It challenges the long-held picture of a medieval Britain lacking in technological sophistication, passively inheriting Roman roads and never engineering any of its own. Previous studies of medieval infrastructure tend to be discipline-specific and technical. This accessible collection draws out the imaginative, symbolic, and cultural significance of the road. The key audience for this book is scholars of medieval Britain (early and late) in all disciplines. Its theoretical foundations will also ensure an audience among scholars of cultural studies, especially those in urban studies, transport studies, and economic history.

Roman Roads in Britain - Scholar's Choice Edition


Author: Thomas Codrington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781293968291
Category:
Page: 326
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Observations Upon Certain Roman Roads and Towns in the South of Britain ... H.L.L. ..


Author: Henry Lawes Long
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 85
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Roman Roads in the South-East Midlands


Author: Viatores
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 526
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Britannia Romana, Or Roman Antiquities in Britain,

Viz. Coins, Camps, and Publick Roads. Being a Full Account and Explanation of the Roman Coins Found in Britain at Different Places and Divers Times, All of which Put Together Making Very Near a Compleat Series, from Julius Caesar Down to Valentinian III. With Particular Observations on Those Coins that Bear Relation to the Affairs of Britain. Also a Particular Delineation of All the Several Sorts of Roman Roads, and the Places where the Romans Had Their Camps and Stations, During the Time of Their Abode Here in Britain for the Space of 500 Years. To which is Prefix'd a Map of the Said Roads and Camps in the Several Counties in Britain. Also a Large Preface, Shewing the Usefulness of Ancient Coins and Medals, in Relation to History, Poetry, Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture: the Way to Know Genuine from Counterfeit Coins: the Reason of the Romans Burying So Much Coin Here in Britain: and the Time when They Did So. Also the Manner of Making Their Several Sorts of Roads and Camps Here. To which is Added (by Way of Digression) a Short Account of the Antiquities of Oxford, in Relation Both to the University and City, Shewing that it was a Very Considerable Place Even in the Time of the Romans. Also a List of Those Roman Emperors and Generals that Came in Person, Or Were Sent Hither, and the Several Conquests They Made Here
Author: John Pointer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Coins, Roman
Page: 55
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Further Discoveries about the Surveying and Planning of Roman Roads in Northern Britain

A Sequel to BAR 492
Author: John Poulter
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: 9781407312811
Category: History
Page: 104
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The research reported in this monograph follows on directly from the findings that were reported in BAR 492, in which, among many other discoveries, the author recognised that the courses of both Roman Dere Street and Hadrian's Wall had been underpinned by frameworks of long-distance alignments. Stimulated by the detection of several more of these alignments across northern England by another researcher, Robert Entwistle, the author, who is a chartered engineer as well as an archaeologist, seeks to examine why, how, and when such long-distance alignments may have been laid out. Consideration is then given to the processes by which some of these alignments seem subsequently to have been adopted to help set out the courses of Roman roads. These processes are shown, at times, to have been far from straightforward, and this appears to offer an explanation for many of the minor divergences that Roman roads, as built, take from such alignments in practice. The courses of four well-known Roman roads in Northern England are then examined in detail to diagnose the processes by which they are likely to have been planned and laid out. These roads are the Western Main Road from Manchester northwards through the Lune Gorge, the Maiden Way, the network of cross-country roads from Kirkham to Aldborough, and the Devil's Causeway.

Notes, Not Included in the Memoirs Already Published, on Roman Roads in Northumberland...


Author: Henry MacLauchlan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 92
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What They Don't Tell You About: Romans In Britain


Author: Bob Fowke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0750281529
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Did you know that some Roman generals would execute their own sons if they were disobedient? They had gory gladiators and evil emperors, they threw up at banquets and worshipped strange gods - but what else did the Romans do when they invaded Britain? Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the Romans were REALLY like ...

Fat man on a Roman road

a bicycle exploration of Britain and the British from the bottom left-hand corner to the top right-hand corner of the Roman roads : Topsham to Musselburgh, the full story of the journey of the BBC Radio 4 series, Fat Man on a Roman Road and episodes in Fat man at Work
Author: Tom Vernon
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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The Roman era in Britain


Author: John Ward
Publisher: Associated Faculty Pr Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 289
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