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Nero and Britain: the Palace of the Client King at Calleva and Imperial Policy towards the Province after Boudicca

Michael Fulforda1

a1 University of Reading, m.g.fulford@reading.ac.uk

ABSTRACT

The evidence for a major, post-Boudiccan Neronian building campaign in Calleva is set out and discussed and its wider context considered. It is suggested that there was deliberate investment in the civil development of the client kingdom south of the Thames in contrast to the re-establishment of direct military control to the north and in East Anglia where revival of the towns was slow to take off.

Key Words:

  • ROMAN BRITAIN;
  • SILCHESTER;
  • BOUDICCA;
  • NERO;
  • CLIENT KINGS;
  • COGIDUBNUS;
  • FISHBOURNE PALACE