Footprints around Roman Malton and beyond

Footprints around Roman Malton and beyond

Follow our new blog ‘Footprints around Roman Malton and beyond’ which reflects on four centuries of Roman activity in and around Malton and Norton. The writer is Nick Summerton, already known to those who attended his fascinating talk on Roman medicine in one of our past series of summer lectures.

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Nick’s regular illustrated explorations will range freely around Roman life and influence in this area and its connections in Yorkshire and beyond.

As we add new posts, you can click on the pink coloured links below to view our latest blog, starting with Carausius.

So far in Footprints around Roman Malton and beyond:


There can be little doubt that Carausius was a very shrewd individual. He clearly had already gained the respect of the army in addition to the support of many Gallic merchants. But, to maintain and strengthen his position, he must have recognised the need to do much more… read full blog post

Roman Cavalry in Malton

Malton has enjoyed a long love affair with horses and racing. It was once dubbed the Newmarket of the North and, according to local legend, it was the Romans who first introduced horse racing to the town… read full blog post

The Roman Army Medical Service

The Roman Army Medical Service assisted Roman soldiers using a wide variety of medical techniques and specialist equipment, some of which was used for very specific purposes…. read full blog post

Roman Jet and the Malton Bear

Roman Jet, and the Malton Bear in particular, give us a fascinating insight into Roman life through many items including some highly impressive pieces of artistic jewellery and charms… read full blog post

Petillius Cerialis and the Brigantes

When Petillius Cerialis arrived in Britain as the new governor it was not his first trip to the island. Ten years earlier, as commander of the legio IX Hispania, he had been badly mauled by Boudica… read full blog post

Roman Gardens and Wellbeing

Much like many of our modern gardens, Roman Garden were also designed to be a place of relaxation, that encouraged wildlife, as well as providing food, herbs, and medicine… read full blog post

The Roman Villas around Malton and Norton

It might be a surprise to you just how many Roman villas there are around Malton and Norton – do you know which features define a Roman building as a villa…? read full blog post