ROMAN TIMES (INTRO.)
 
To determine what effect the 350 years of Roman rule had on Britain, is to except that although they left these shores at the end of the 4th. century A.D., the battles of the 17th. century Civil War were fought close to highways originally built by the Romans. Whilst in the latter half of the 20th. century, it was calculated that the grain harvest in England was not surpassed from Roman times until about the year 1900.
But of interest to LANCASTRIANS is the location of the lost site of RIGODUNUM. A place that the 2nd. century Roman Geographer, Ptolemy, located in the North West of England and because of this, it was considered the Roman fort at RIBCHESTER for many years. However, a carved stone found there, revealed that RIBCHESTER was, in fact, the Roman fort of BREMETONNACI as listed in the Roman ANTONINE 10th. ITER; a Roman Army marching route that listed distances between places on a specific Roman road that ran through the North West of England. Using Ptolemy's Geography and the Roman Antonine 10th. Iter, ROMAN TIMES, will now attempt to discover a realistic place for RIGODUNUM and review current academic opinion with regard to the route of the ANTONINE 10th. ITER once this Roman road crossed the River Ribble.
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