Britannia is one of the first province that Romans lost. In fact, the Roman Empire has never actually controlled the entire isle in the first place. Thus it's not surprising that Romans choose to abandon ship when facing barbarians nearer to home.
Though Romans have left for more than a thousand years, parts of their legacy remains. The robust Roman roads for one lends to the foundation of trade and infrastructure. The walls that protected its citizens, however, were not so lucky. But considering the fact that they are still standing after a thousand years of wear and tear, I can imagine the frustration that they inflicted on Roman's enemies.
Parts of London wall are still standing in the very heard of London City. The local authority has made it a point to preserve them and built around them rather then taking the easy way out. The picture above show a small segment of it.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007