The Ancient Romans in Britain for Kids and Teachers Illustration

Romans in Britain

The Romans never quite succeeded in conquering all of Britain. They were partly successful, but the Celts, the people the Romans called barbarians, pushed back and blocked the Romans from total success.

The Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered a wall to be built in Britain to clearly mark where the Roman territory in Britain ended and the barbarian territory began. This wall was called "Hadrian's Wall".  It wasn't really a wall across Britain. It was more like a small stone fence with guard posts along it.  Parts of the wall still exist today.

The Roman invasion of Britain was not totally destructive. They did some good things too. They built roads, of course, strong forts, and new settlements. Mostly importantly, they also spread their language, culture, and laws.


Hadrian's Wall Gallery - pictures

Timeline of Roman Britain (free download, school history, worksheet)
Hadrian's Wall Information Sheet (free download, school history, worksheet)

More about the ancient Celts

Presentations in PowerPoint format - The Romans in Britain