Roman Conquest, Occupation and Settlement of Wales AD 47 – 410

Reconstruction of Caerleon Amphitheatre

Reconstruction of Caerleon Amphitheatre

Date: May 2011
Creator: No-Nonsense-Interpretation Ltd

The plan is intended to provide a framework for telling the Roman story throughout Wales AD 47-410, its impact upon the native population of the time, and the lasting legacy in terms of sites, collections and artefacts. The plan includes sites throughout Wales including the iconic Roman Forts at Caerleon and Caernarvon and Caerwent civilian settlement. This plan fits into the broader story strand of ‘Origins, prehistory and Roman invasion and settlement’. In particular it has close links to the ‘The Origins and Prehistory of Wales 250,000 BC to AD 47/78’ interpretation plan.
 
The approach
The plan provides a useful reference document for the key happenings and dates for the storyline. It also includes ‘statements of engagement’, i.e. the main concepts from the period which will have appeal to a modern audience; and a prioritised list of actions which will result in ‘improved engagement with visitors interests, imagination and emotions’. It suggests that access to the storyline is best achieved via a hierarchy of sites: and outlines nine distinct geographic packages for visitors throughout Wales.