The village of Aldborough near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire is the site of Isurium Brigantum, once one of the most important towns in Roman Britain and the ‘capital’ of the Romanised Brigantes, the largest tribe in Britain at that time.
Professor Martin Millett, Cambridge University, together with Rose Ferraby, has led the Aldborough Roman Town Project since 2009. The resulting large scale geophysical survey has uncovered a pattern of planning, with major hillside terracing and grand houses with sophisticated design and decoration, suggesting a place of more significance and interest with a distinctive character of its own than had previously been thought. Martin has recently published, with Rose Ferraby, a small English Heritage book on Isurium Brigantum.
Professor Millett will elaborate on the project and its aim to better understand Isurium Brigantum's origins, development and its role in the social, political and economic scene of Roman Britain.
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