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Why did the Romans decide to build a legionary fort at Caerleon and
why did this fort seem to become less active towards the end of
the Roman occupation of Britain?

Having already established two major forts in York and Chester, the
Romans went on to build a third in…

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with Scotland, they found Wales difficult to control and effectively move about; the Roman
Army generally marched in a straight line, overcoming all obstacles that it encountered instead
of encircling them. This proved difficult when there were so many valleys and rivers to cross and
it therefore made transport of…

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Arguably, all Roman settlements must have become less active as Roman occupation
continued; partially as there was not much need for battle once the country was well occupied
and controlled. However, was Caerleon even less active than the other settlements at that
time? If so, why?

It is believed that…

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