Britannia Secunda

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Britannia Secunda was one of the provinces of Roman Britain in existence by c. 312 AD and probably created as part of the administrative reforms of the Roman Emperor Diocletian after the defeat of the usurper Allectus by Constantius Chlorus in 296 AD. The governors of Britannia Secunda were of equestrian rank although few are known by name. Its capital possibly was at York (Eburacum)[citation needed]. The province is named in the Verona List and probably encompassed all of what is now northern England and possibly north Wales. In 369, a new province of Valentia was created, probably from a portion of Britannia Secunda.

Roman Britain
43 – early 3rd c.
Capital Camulodunum
(43 – c. 65),
then Londinium
Britannia Inferior,
early 3rd c. – 293,
capital at Eboracum
Britannia Superior
early 3rd c. – 293,
capital at Londinium
Flavia Caesariensis,
capital Lindum
Britannia Secunda,
capital Eboracum
Maxima Caesariensis,
capital Londinium
Britannia Prima,
capital Corinium

Further reading[edit]

  • Frere, Sheppard (1967). Britannia: a history of Roman Britain. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 
  • Mattingly, David (2006). An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Province. London: Penguin. 
  • Creighton, John (2006). Britannia: the Creation of a Roman Province. London and New York: Routledge.