Roman Roads

Roman Roads

Roman Roads 1024 768 Brading Roman Villa

Thanks to Rene, age 11 who helped contribute to the first Brading Blog. Her topic is Roman roads.

Romans are warriors, they fight for whatever they need. Did you know that the Romans invented roads. They had built a road network of 53,000 miles by the early fourth century!

Some of the main roads built in Britain by the Romans are called: Watling street, Ermine Street and the Fosse Way.

The Romans called them Viae. The word Via which is used today to describe a route passing through, along or over to somewhere else comes from this Roman word.

 

Picture by Rene, 11