The History of Leith

September 30, 2007

Roman Scotland

Forty years after the Emperor Claudius conquered southern Britain in 43 CE, the Roman governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola led a force of 20,000 troops northwards into the country known by the Romans as Caledonia, subduing local tribes, laying roads and building fortifications as they went. As recorded by Agricola’s son-in-law and biographer, Tacitus. for more click here

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