The Romans arrive in Manchester

In AD 69 the Romans arrived in the north  of England.  The Roman Governor, Agricola built a fort from turf and timber around AD 79.  It was named Mamucium.  Known today as Manchester.

The name Mamucium is Latin for ” breast shaped hill” after the shape of the rocky hill it was built on.  You can find a statue of the Roman Governor Agricola in the centre of Manchester outside the Town Hall.

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