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monument Word or Phrase:ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL *  
Definition:The principal Roman Catholic church in a diocese in which the cathedra or bishop's throne is to be found.

monument Word or Phrase:ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH *  
Definition:A place of worship for members of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the national church of Romania.

monument Word or Phrase:ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY *  
Definition:A burial ground for Roman Catholics.

monument Word or Phrase:ROMAN CATHOLIC NUNNERY *  
Definition:A house of Roman Catholic nuns or canonesses.

monument Word or Phrase:ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL *  
Definition:A chapel where Roman Catholics worship.

monument Word or Phrase:ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH *  
Definition:A place of worship for Roman Catholics.

monument Word or Phrase:ROMANY GYPSY SCHOOL *  
Definition:Boarding school for children of Travellers and Romany Gypsies while their parents were away on agricultural work

period Word or Phrase:Roman  
Definition:About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.[more]

By AD 47 they had gone as far southwest as Cornwall, as far west as the Welsh Border and as far north as the Humber. Although there was some conflict with the British tribes, native Britons gradually adopted some aspects of the Roman way of life.

The Romans are well known for their ability to organise building on a large scale. Because many of their buildings were made of stone, often with tile rooves, the remains survive well in many places. The Roman period is the earliest period from which there is documentary evidence, albeit in small quantities, and this also helps us to find out how they lived.

Archaeologists have discovered evidence of the Romans in many different parts of Warwickshire. Archaeological sites include settlements at Tiddington and Tripontium, the Roman towns of Chesterton and Alcester, and Roman forts at Mancetter and The Lunt at Baginton. Many Roman objects, such as coins, pots and brooches have been found in the county. Some of them were imported from elsewhere in the Roman Empire. The major Roman roads known as the Fosse Way, Ryknield Street and Watling Street all run through Warwickshire.

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