Britania Prima

Current Archaeology ran an article on Britannia Prima by Roger White. White seeks to show that the Late Roman Province of Britannia Prima survived best the decline for the Roman Empire. Britannia Prima consisted of the West Country, Wales with Gloucester and with a capital at Cirenceser. It was this province that held the Saxon advance back at the Battle of Mount Badon. By the end of the 6th Century the Province broke up into individual kingdoms which allowed the Saxon advance to continue again. But White suggests the pause meant that elements of the Roman civilisation were able to survive to inform the development of the West country and Wales - namely Latin and Christianity.


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