Agricola Invasion 79AD

This page is still to be fully written – a work in progress. After conquering Wales Agricola went as far north as Inverness and his navy circumnavigated Scotland.

There is a great article on Wikipedia that details the life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola and his son-in-law Tacitus wrote about his exploits. You can read that for free in https://romansinscotland.com/books/ He established the first line of forts in the Roman Empire called “the Gask Ridge” See the Gask Ridge project website.

There is more to come on the Navy , his forts and other material gathered. The Romans used the landscape to their advantage – look at the green areas below. The Navy transported supplies, the roads allowed quick movements of materials and men, the barriers and watch towers allowed control of those coming and going.

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