Roman roads were a powerful determining factor in the history and geography of the medieval period, influencing trade, warfare, and settlement long after the Emperor Honorius relinquished control of the island. In my book The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain I looked at the evidence for the continued use of Roman roads in later periods and how that evidence can then be turned around to aid in the search for gaps in Margary's network.
The locations of battles, motte-
In the book I took as a case study a putative South Coast Roman road that ought to exist between Southampton and Canterbury (indeed, fragments were already embedded in Margary's network) and showed how the Gough Map, together with a limited amount of placename evidence, along with knowledge of coastline changes, could be used to support the notion. For the present paper, I will apply these techniques to look at a further (and arguably more ambitious) case study in the south of England and show how broad-
Medieval Progresses, Military Campaigns, and the Roman Road Network