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Virtual  Decline and Fall of Dark Age London – the Archaeology Virtual Tour

The first British Brexit?   The Roman Britains kicked out the Romans in 407 AD, and then asked them to come back  after a catastrophic collapse.  Faced with plaque, civil war, invasion, mass immigration,  industrial decline, reversion to barter the authorities struggled against anarchy and the Dark Ages.

Or was it?   Wasn’t it a rather a transition into the Late Antique period in which life for most people went on much as before except paying taxes to local rulers not to distant Romans?

This virtual walk explores why the Roman system in London broke down, and what really was the impact of the end of the Roman system in London.? What is the evidence?  Can we do much more than guess?  How should we regard the written records? We tramp the virtual streets of London in search of the light to shine on the Dark Ages.

REVIEWS (AKA DON’T JUST TAKE IT FROM US)

“Kevin, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you ever so much for your archaeological tours of London!  I am so thrilled to have stumbled upon your tours! I have wanted to be an archaeologist since 1978 at the ripe old age of 8 years, when my father took me to the Dickson Mounds in Lewiston, Illinois, which was a Native American burial mound site.  It has since been reburied, but a museum remains on site.  I was lucky enough to see the full excavation before it was mandated to be reburied. I was told for years that I could not be an archaeologist [for any number of reasons, which I now realize are completely ridiculous!], so I ended up on a different course of study.  And now at the age of 50, it is my one great regret in life.  So, I am thoroughly enjoying living vicariously through you, the digs you’ve been on, and the history you bring to life for us!  British archaeology would have been my specific area of study had I pursued it.  😊 Thank you SO MUCH for these!  I look forward to them more than you can imagine, and honestly, I’ll be sad if you get them down to 1.5 hours!  They’re the best 2 hours of my week!  🙂 Best, Sue S. Denver, Colorado”

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