How the Romans changed Britain

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Admin

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The Telegraph has posted an interesting short article which details how life changed in Britain under Roman influence.

Instead of the native tradition of living in scattered villages, larger towns such as Colchester were starting to develop, often close to Roman garrisons.

More efficient sanitation was introduced, with drains created alongside streets which were laid out in grids for the first time and covered in gravel to aid drainage and durability.

Major public projects were undertaken, including the construction of public baths, aqueducts and arenas for sport.

The rich of the indigenous tribes who adopted Roman ways began to enjoy previously unheard-of luxuries such as plumbing, central heating and glass in windows.

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