Hostname: page-component-7d684dbfc8-zgpz2 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2023-09-27T06:48:48.398Z Has data issue: false Feature Flags: { "corePageComponentGetUserInfoFromSharedSession": true, "coreDisableEcommerce": false, "coreDisableSocialShare": false, "coreDisableEcommerceForArticlePurchase": false, "coreDisableEcommerceForBookPurchase": false, "coreDisableEcommerceForElementPurchase": false, "coreUseNewShare": true, "useRatesEcommerce": true } hasContentIssue false

Nero and Britain: the Palace of the Client King at Calleva and Imperial Policy towards the Province after Boudicca

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 2010

Michael Fulford
University of Reading,


The evidence for a major, post-Boudiccan Neronian building campaign in Calleva is set out and discussed and its wider context considered. It is suggested that there was deliberate investment in the civil development of the client kingdom south of the Thames in contrast to the re-establishment of direct military control to the north and in East Anglia where revival of the towns was slow to take off.

Copyright © Michael Fulford 2008. Exclusive Licence to Publish: The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)



Allen, J.R.L., and Fulford, M.G. 2004: ‘Early Roman mosaic materials in southern Britain, with particular referenceto Silchester ( Calleva Atrebatum): a reginal geologcal perspective’, Britannia 35, 938CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Allen, J.R.L., Fulford, M.G., and Todd, J.A. 2007: ‘Burnt Kimmeridgian shale at early Roman Silchester, south-east England, and the Roman Poole–Purbeck complex-agglomerated geomaterials industry’, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 26(2), 167–91CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Barrett, A.A. 1979: ‘The career of Tiberius Claudius Cogidubnus’, Britannia 10, 227–42CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Biddle, M. 1975: ‘Excavations at Winchester, 1971: tenth and final interim report: Part 1’, Antiq. Journ. 55, 96126CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Black, E. 1993: ‘The perod 1C bath-building at Fishbourne and the problem of the “Proto-Palace”Journal of Roman Archaeology 6, 233–7CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Blagg, T.F.C. 1979: ‘The date of the temple at BathBritannia 10, 101–7CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Blagg, T.F.C. 2002: Roman Architectural Ornament in Britain, BAR British Ser. 329, OxfordGoogle Scholar
Blair, I., Spain, R., Swift, D., Taylor, T., and Goodburn, D. 2006: ‘Wells and bucket-chains: unforeseen elements of water supply in early Roman LondonBritannia 37, 152CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Boon, G.C. 1974: Silchester: The Roman Town of Calleva, Newton AbbottGoogle Scholar
Burnham, B., Keppie, L.J.F., and Esmonde Cleary, A.S. 1996: ‘Roman Britain in 1995. I. Sites exploredBritannia 27, 389438CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Burnham, B., Keppie, L.J.F., and Fitzpatrick, A.P. 2001: ‘Roman Britain in 2000. I. Sites exploredBritannia 32, 311–85Google Scholar
Clarke, A., and Fulford, M. 2006: Silchester Roman Town: the Insula IX ‘Town Life’ Project: Interim Report No. 7, University of Reading, ReadingGoogle Scholar
Clarke, A., Fulford, M.G., Rains, M., and Tootell, K. 2007: ‘Silchester Roman Town Insula IX: the development of anurban property: c. AD 40–50. c. AD 250’. Internet Archaeology 21/4/toc.htmCrossRefGoogle Scholar
Cowan, C. 1992: ‘A possible mansio in Roman Southwark: excavations at 15–23 Southwark Street, 1980–86Trans. London Middlesex Archaeol. Soc. 43, 3191Google Scholar
Crummy, P. 1992: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and Other Sites in Colchester 1971–85, Colchester Archaeological Report, 6, ColchesterGoogle Scholar
Crummy, P. 1997: City of Victory: The Story of Colchester – Britain's First Roman Town, ColchesterGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1964: Winchester Excavations 1949–60, Vol. 1, WinchesterGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1969: Roman Bath, Rept Res. Cttee Soc. Antiq. London 24, OxfordGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1971a: Excavations at Fishbourne 1961–1969, Vol. 1, The Site, Rept Res. Cttee Soc. Antiq., London 26, LeedsGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1971b: Excavations at Fishbourne 1961–9, Vol. 2, The Finds, Rept Res. Cttee Soc. Antiq., London, LeedsGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1985: The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath, Vol. 1, The Site, Oxford University Committee for, Archaeology Monograph 7, OxfordGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1991: ‘Fishbourne revisited: the site in its contextJournal of Roman Archaeology 4, 160–9CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B. 1998: Fishbourne Roman Palace Palace, StroudGoogle Scholar
Cunliffe, B., Down, A., and Rudkin, D. 1996: Excavations at Fishbourne 1969–88, Chichester Excavations, 9, ChichesterGoogle Scholar
Down, A. 1978: Chichester III, ChichesterGoogle Scholar
Downey, R., King, A., and Soffe, G. 1980: ‘The Hayling island temple and religious connections across the Channel’ in Rodwell, W. (ed.), Temples, Churches and Religion: Recent Research in Roman Britain, Part, i, BAR British Ser. 77(i), Oxford, 289304Google Scholar
Drummond-Murray, J., and Thompson, P., with Cowan, C. 2002: Settlement in Roman Southwark. Archaeological Excavations (1991–8) for the London Underground Limited Jubilee Line Extension Project, MoLAS Monograph 12, LondonGoogle Scholar
Fox, G.E. 1895: ‘Excavations on the site of the Roman city at Silchester, Hants, in 1894Archaeologia 54, 439–94CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Frere, S. 1972: Verulamium Excavations, Vol. 1, Rept Res. Cttee Soc. Antiq. London 28, LondonGoogle Scholar
Frere, S. 1983: Verulamium Excavations, Vol. II, Rept Res. Cttee Soc. Antiq. London 41, LondonGoogle Scholar
Frere, S. 1999: Britannia. A History of Roman Britain, LondonGoogle Scholar
Fulford, M. 1989: The Silchester Amphitheatre: Excavations of 1979–85, Britannia Monograph 10, LondonGoogle Scholar
Fulford, M. 2003: ‘Julio-Claudian and early Flavian Calleva’, in Wilson, P. (ed.), The Archaeology of Rdoman Towns: Studies in Honour of John S. Wacher, Oxford, 95104Google Scholar
Fulford, M., and Timby, J. 2000: Late Iron Age and Roman Silchester: Excavations on the Forum Basilica 1977, 1980–86, Britannia Monograph 15, LondonGoogle Scholar
Hassall, M.W.C., and Tomlin, R.S.O. 1996: ‘Roman Britain in 1995 II. Inscriptions’, Britannia 27, 439–57CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Hayward, K. 2007: ‘Building materials: the stone – link room’ in Clarke et al., 2007, 21/4/finds_stone_link_room.htmGoogle Scholar
Hope, W.H. St J. 1897: ‘Excavations on the site of the Roman city at Silchester, Hants, in 1896Archaeologia 55, 409–30CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Hope, W.H. St J., and Fox, G.E. 1905: ‘Excavations on the site of the Roman city at Silchester, Hants, in 1903 and 1904’, Archaeologia 59, 333–70CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Manley, J., and Rudkin, D. 2005: Facing the Palace: Excavations in Front of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne (Sussex, UK) 1995–99, Sussex Archaeological Collections 141, LewesGoogle Scholar
Marsden, P. 1987: The Roman Forum Site in London. Discoveries before 1985, LondonGoogle Scholar
Milne, G. 1995: Book of Roman London, LondonGoogle Scholar
Niblett, R. 2001: Verulamium: The Roman City of St Albans, StroudGoogle Scholar
Niblett, R., and Thompson, I. 2005: Alban's Buried Towns. An Assessment of St Alban's Archaeology up to AD 1600, OxfordGoogle Scholar
Perring, D. 1991: Roman London, LondonGoogle Scholar
Pritchard, F.A. 1986: ‘Ornamental stonework from Roman LondonBritannia 17, 169–89CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Rowsome, P. 2000: Heart of the City. Roman, Medieval and Modern London Revealed by Archaeology at 1 Poultry, LondonGoogle Scholar
Salway, P. 1981: Roman Britain, OxfordGoogle Scholar
Walker, D. 1988: ‘The Roman coins’, in Cunliffe, B. (ed.), The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath, Vol. 2, The Finds from the Sacred Spring, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph 16, Oxford, 281358Google Scholar
Yule, B. 2005: A Prestigious Roman Building Complex on the Southwark Waterfront. Excavations at Winchester Palace, London, 1983–90, MoLAS Monograph 23, LondonGoogle Scholar