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Figsbury Ring

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Prehistoric sites are often misattributed to the Romans (British history started with the Romans, didn't it???) - and Figsbury Ring is one of those sites. It has been known as Chlorus's Camp. Chlorus (the pale) was the nickname of Flavius Julius Constantius, who was sent over to sort out the unruly natives of Britain. It does seem rather an unlikely name for an ordinary person to think up, so I rather suspect it was the bright idea of some erudite middle-class antiquarian in the 18th or 19th century?? Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd August 2004ce
Edited 7th January 2005ce

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