Roman Britain


This resource is aimed primarily at students in my Britain under Roman rule course. It’s not intended to be exhaustive. Since the advent of online books this would clearly be impossible. It’s more of an eclectic collection of material which I have found useful and informative over the years. When using this facility there are a couple of things which you should bear in mind:

  • I have made no attempt to achieve a uniformity of style or academic level. Some of the items listed below are aimed at university undergraduates. Others are taken from the BBC education pages. All have been useful to me. If you are finding the item you have selected too hard/easy, try the next one; it may be more to your liking.
  • Caution should be used when looking at older sources. Several have been included in the regional section as they represent the first written record of Roman remains in their area. However, the interpretation of earthwork sites given by 19th and early 20th century writers cannot always be relied upon. It is therefore advisable to confirm analysis given in antiquarian works by consulting a more modern source.
  • At present I teach courses in West Yorkshire (UK) and this is reflected in the material listed under the heading of regional.

This is still a work in progress and further listings will be added as the course progresses.

1. General

De La Bếdoyềre  Guy Roman Britain
Ottaway Patrick Roman Britain 
Roman Britain Organization Roman Britain Organization

 2. Regional

Simpson Harry Trail 1870 Archaeologia Adelensis: or a History of the Parish of AdelW. H. AllenLondon
Wakefield MDC Roman Castleford
WYAAS(West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service) 2005 The Romans in West Yorkshire

 3. G3ography

Rivet & Smith 1979 The Place names of Roman BritainBook Club AssociatesLondon
Roman Britain Organization The Geography of Roman Britain

4. The Britons

BBC The Native Tribes of Britain
BBC Reconstructing an Iron Age Roundhouse
Collis John n. d. From Ancient Celts to Modern Celts 

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