ROMAN SOMERSET by Peter Leach
The first book devoted to Roman Somerset, a county containing some of the most celebrated Roman remains in Britain. Roman control stretched from the wilds of Exmoor to the cosmopolitan bistle of Aquae Sulis, or Bath, whose baths and temples brought the city its wealth. A network of new roads criss-crossed the county, carrying lead from the Mendips, building stone, salt from the Levels. Richly decorated country villas dotted the landscape. Towns and villages flourished. Much of Somerset’s Roman legacy remains (and is listed in Places to Visit), providing a fascinating insight into a way of life that only ended when Roman rule was withdrawn.
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234 x 156 mms, 136 pages, nearly 80 maps, drawings and illustrations