© David Freeman

Romano British

When the Romans arrived in Britain in 43AD, they brought many ideas with them. There would have been a rush to adapt to Roman ways, in particular amongst those who lived in the towns. Many Roman ideas would have been adopted, including clothing. A full Mediterranean costume would not have worked in our climate, as there had been a shift in the weather to a colder, wetter period. Locals would have wanted to look more Roman, and perhaps changed parts of the clothing to be worn in combination with native fashions.

A simple adaptation is the wearing of a tunic over the top of local fashions. During warmer weather, perhaps not wearing the trousers.


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