A Pocket Guide: Roman Wales

William Manning

William Manning

Distributed for University of Wales Press

© 2001
Paper $3.00 ISBN: 9780708316757 Published May 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

The Roman period in Wales was of exceptional importance in the development of the country and left a lasting historical and archaeological legacy. This fully-illustrated Pocket Guide: Roman Wales is the first study of this period aimed at the general reader.


Beginning with the Iron Age background, this wide-ranging and accessible book traces the history and development of Roman Wales from the conquest to the collapse of the Roman administration and the rise of the independent Christian kingdoms of Wales. It also looks at the military occupation, the cities, especially Caerwent, smaller rural settlements, life in the countryside and villas of south-east Wales, and the evidence for industry including mining and pottery production.

   1   Prelude: Iron Age Wales
   2   The Arrival of the Romans
   3   Victories and Disasters
   4   Military Control
   5   The Legionary Fortress at Caerleon
   6   The Forts
   7   Changing the System: The Beginning of Civilian Government
   8   The Cities of Wales
   9   The Countryside
  10  The Religions of Roman Wales
  11  Trade and Industry
  12  The Later History of Roman Wales
Further Reading
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