chapter  8
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ROMAN BRITAIN: The military dimension

WithW.S. HANSON

It is not proposed in this chapter to provide a narrative of the military conquest and occupation of Britain. In the space available it could not provide anything but a supercial coverage, and such historical accounts are quite commonplace. For detailed discussion of that narrative the reader may turn to any one of several books (e.g. Mattingly 2006). The broad chronological outline, therefore, has been provided here in tabular form, indicating the prime sources of information for each chronological event (Table 8.1). This leaves the text free to concentrate more on particular issues and problems, and to demonstrate the way that archaeological evidence is both integrated into that account and facilitates its expansion in detail.