Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fact of the Day: Roman Scotland

During the days of the Roman Empire, the Romans had conquered present-day England and Wales. Most of present-day Scotland however resisted Roman rule. They had minor success in the south, but Scotland was never conquered as a whole. 

17 comments:

  1. Let me make a suggestion, Adam.
    Put in a link for persons interested to go to.
    This Hadrians Wall - right across the north of England, Northumberland,
    was built by the "legions' of Emperor Hadrian - AD 122.
    Being so long - even in English mileage - it certainly wasn't built in 7 days!
    (Just joking!!)
    Link:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian%27s_Wall
    Hopefully by giving a link - interested persons who are never likely to leave their
    home state in the USA - might just improve their geography of the World.
    The World is bigger than what I call the 4 Square US Syndrome - Seattle, Northern Maine, Key Biscayne and then San Diego and back to Seattle.
    The "Romans" of Imperial times were incredible builders and fortifiers.
    Aqueducts to carry precious water were constructed and remains are still to be seen
    in various European and North African countries.
    Maybe you and Daisy should save up - eat at home and not give money to "fast food outlets" - see the World whilst young, you'll never regret it.
    I did.
    Cheers
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin (Australia0

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    1. Oh dear and "O" at the end of Australia should be ")".
      Colin

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    2. I'm voting for see the world instead of fast food outlets Huggybear's idea!

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  2. Wow, the Roman! Interesting fact!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  3. The Romans weren't all powerful then

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  4. I didn't know the history of that...

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  5. Those wild and savage highlanders! Rome met its match.

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  6. Rome seemed to have taken over everything at one point...forget sparta, we are rome!!!! Lol

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  7. The Romans thought the Scots complete barbarians and Hadrian built a wall across Britain to keep them out of the empire.

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  8. Scotland is a place I've always wanted to visit.

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  9. I would dearly love to visit Scotland....and I love the stone fence in your photo.

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    1. BJ
      It is a wall - always referred to as a wall.
      B J Hunnicut
      PS: I hope you like "haggis" ????

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