A Roman Villa in the Cotswolds

This is a reblog of a fascinating article in Ritarobert’s blog about a Roman villa from 4th century A.D. in the Cotswolds in Britain. This area was the richest and most peaceful area of Roman Britain. Wealth was concentrated in the hands of the few, especially public officials, benefiting from corrupt and wildly inefficient’ economy of the later Roman Empire.

Please enjoy this fascinating post.

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The 4th century A.D. in Britain is viewed by many as a golden age, and the Cotswolds  was the richest and most peaceful area of Roman Britain. Then, as now , wealth was concentrated in the hands of the few, especially public officials, benefiting from corrupt and wildly inefficient’ economy  of the later Roman Empire. Here in the Cotswolds , England is where the remains of the famouse  Chedworth Roman  Villa   stand.

CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA

Looking out from the main villa buildings today it is easy to imagine that the view has not changed to much in centuries. Nestling in a combe, at the head of a shallow valley enclosed on all but the eastern side, there is nothing modern or intrusive as far as the eye can see, just woodland,fields, dry-stone walls, hedges and sky. In fact the sense of remoteness and tranquillity  is greater now than it has been in the past. If you…

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