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Longthorpe Roman Settlement, Peterborough

History of Longthorpe

Wikipedia article about Longthorpe:,_Peterborough

Roman Britian article:

It seems that Petillius Cerilais, legate of the IXth Legion led a force from Longthorpe but was badly mauled and retreated back with only his cavalry, about 1000 men. A new, smaller fort was built.

See Defending Cambridge, Mike Osborne, (2013) for a detailed description of the importance Roman fortification in the area.

Plan of fortress at Longthorpe (from Roman Cambridgeshire by D M Browne 1977)




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