From the first to the fifth centuries AD, Britain – though not officially Scotland, which lay beyond the frontier at Hadrian’s Wall – was part of the Roman Empire. It was situated at the empire’s westernmost periphery, which was probably a contributing factor in a number of attempted power grabs.

http://theconversation.com/how-a-third-century-roman-soldier-named-carausius-was-behind-the-first-brexit-71902?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest from The Conversation for March 23 2017 – 70365285&utm_content=Latest from The Conversation for March 23 2017 – 70365285+CID_112cd51593632559b70ae336a6606cae&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=How a third-century Roman soldier named Carausius was behind the first Brexit

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