Show Summary Details

p. 663. Britain in the Late Empirelocked

  • Peter Salway

Abstract

It has long been recognized that the first half of the fourth century was a ‘golden age’ for Roman Britain. This was based on sound foundations from the century before, and continued trends that were emerging in the 270s. ‘Britain in the Late Empire’ charts the events of the fourth century which marked the latter phase of Roman occupation of Britain. The spirit of the age is typified by the great villas of fourth-century Britain. The nadir came in the year 367 when Picts, Scots, and Attacotti invaded Britain. This took the central imperial command and the senior officers responsible for Britain by surprise.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.