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A History of Cumberland


A History of Cumberland

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    Richard Saul Ferguson
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1890 Original Publisher: E. Stock Subjects: Cumberland (England) Fiction / Classics History / General History / Europe / Great Britain Literary Collections / General Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Travel / Europe / Great Britain Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II. THE ROMAN CONQUEST. "THE reign of Vespasian," it has been well said, " opens a new era in the history of the Roman conquest of Britain. It was the campaigns of his legate, Agricola, that fixed upon Britain the Roman rule which continued for three centuries after his departure." It was under Agricola that the Roman legions first made their appearance in the district with whose history this volume is concerned. It is unnecessary here to go into the history of the earlier Roman campaigns in Britain. Suffice to say that prior to the year 78 A. d. the Romans had established themselves, more or less precariously, in the southern parts of the island, and the Brigantes had been in collision in Yorkshire with the Romans under Petilius Cerealis in A. d. 69 and 70, and had been reduced to submission. Agricola was appointed legate of Britain by Vespasian in A. d. 78. He had previously served in campaigns in that country, and had commanded the twentieth legion under Suetonius Paulinus. His first campaign was against the Ordovices of North Wales. After they had been sufficiently punished, he completed the conquest " Roman Britain," by the Rev. H. M. Scarth, M. A.: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge : where is an excellent summary of the Roman conquest of Britain. of Anglesea, which Suetonius h...  
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