The Internet Times Supplement

An undercurrent of regret running through our history

In History on October 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

History is not necessarily what you understand it to be. Imagining what was where you are now but 300-400 years previously can be interesting. The reality can be far more different than you could possibly believe and there are sometimes false assumptions made…

It can no longer be maintained, as used to be supposed even 20 years ago, that Roman Britain was a frontier province, with boundless wild woods surrounding occasional precarious clearings on the best land. On the contrary, even in supposedly backward counties such as Essex, villa abutted on villa for mile after mile, and most of the gaps were filled by small towns and the lands of British farmsteads.



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