|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.
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
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