Dr Neilson's talk will start with a short background to the Roman conquest of Britain. She will then concentrate, chronologically, on the three incursions into Scotland by the Romans, under the command of:-
1.Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Governor in AD late 70s and early 80s
2. Emperor Antoninus Pius in AD 140s-160s and
3. Emperor Septimius Severus AD c 208-211.
These events will be illustrated by an examination of the appropriate literary and archaeological evidence. Finally, all these invasions will be brought together by considering their effects - the Romanisation of Scotland.
Dr Neilson has very kindly provided a list of recommended books, suitable websites and historical sites etc. to visit, for those who wish to delve deeper into the subject.
Photo - Roman Bathhouse at Bearsden
General Books on Roman Britain
SALWAY, Peter Roman
SALWAY, Peter A History of Roman Britain OUP, 1993
ORDNANCE SURVEY Roman Britain. Historical Map. 5th ed. Ordnance Survey,2001
Books on Roman Scotland
BREEZE, David J. Roman Scotland. Frontier Country Batsford, 2006
KEPPIE, L. The Legacy of
BREEZE, David J. The Antonine Wall John Donald, 2006
RCAHMS The Antonine Wall 1:25000 map. RCHAMS, 2008
http://www.roman-britain.org/index.htm Kevan White
http://www.romanscotland.org.uk/ Group of enthusiasts
http://www.antoninewall.org/ Official site
Some Sites to Visit
Bearsden bath house
Bar Hill Fort
Bothwellhaugh bath house
National Museum of Scotland,