Dinesh

Dinesh

Posted on 06/08/2013


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The general shape of militarized England was now (around 78 AD) created; permanent fortress, each harbouring a legion, was built at York and Chester. Manchester and Newcastle were also built around the site of Roman forts. The original name for MANCHESTER was Mamucio, after the Latin word for a hill shaped like a breast; this was then misread as Mancunio, giving its name to the modern inhabitants of the city. A series of virtually straight roads were constructed, linking for to fort. Garrison towns, inhabited by retired legionaries, were created at Lincoln and at Gloucester. The imposing colonial presence was emphasized by a network of encampments, forts, watchtowers and defensive walls. Posting station were set up on the principal roads, and these staging posts eventually became villages. So the country was organized by military power into a landscape of farmsteads and villas, fields and settlements, drove-ways and enclosures. It was not unlike the vista of the Iron Age; yet it was more coherent. ~ Page 30
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