The History of Leith

August 30, 2011

Romans in East Lothian

The Roman period in Scotland can be roughly divided into three main periods of occupation:

The Flavian period – a seven year occupation during which General Agricola destroyed the Caledonians at the battle of Mons Graupius in AD 84
The Antonine period- c. AD 138-163, with the establishment of more permanent occupation
The final Severan advance (AD 208-211), which was a brief attempt to complete the conquest of Scotland
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