This is the first comprehensive study in print of County Durham during the Roman period. Perhaps overshadowed by Hadrian’s Wall, the network of roads, forts and farming communities in its eastern hinterland formed a vital part of the infrastructure that supported the linear frontier and its garrisons, exerting a major influence upon the county’s history and development.
The county’s wealth of Roman military archaeology comprises seven forts with their attendant civilian settlements – including some of the best-preserved Roman buildings in Britain. Discoveries made in the last twenty years have transformed our understanding of life beyond the military communities.
Following publication on 17 May 2021 the book price is £37.50 (including packaging and delivery). At 557 pages, hard-bound, profusely illustrated, this is a bargain! Order here
Author: David J P Mason
557 pages; 485 illustrations, 350 in colour
Publisher: Durham County Council (2021)