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Derventio, Delgovicia and Praetorio: Some Roman-Period Place-Names of Eastern Yorkshire Revisited

  • Pete Wilson (a1)

A recently proposed alternative name for Roman-period Malton/Norton is challenged and a location for the previously unidentified site of Praetorio is offered.

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