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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Any Indication Of What Happened To The Silures

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@Jonessurname @RCAHMWales any indication of what happened to the Silures? #Romanhistory

Having been fully conquered by the Roman army by about AD78, the elite of the tribe began to cooperate with the occupying forces and in a few years the civitas or canton of the Silures was constituted with its capital at Caerwent (see Cadw guide). The capital lasted into the fifth century, and the descendants of the tribe probably formed the basis of one of the Early Medieval kingdoms that emerged in south and south-east Wales.

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