Roman sites in Britain
The Romans ruled Britannia for more than 350 years, leaving an indelible mark on our landscape and country. The Roman Empire in Britain lasted from the Emperor Claudius' conquest in AD 43 until the beginning of the 5th century. Julius Caesar had led two mini invasions previously in 55 and 54 BC. The town and countryside were transformed; Hill forts were destroyed; Roman forts and villas were built, the land tamed and controlled with roads and frontiers.