After the battle of Mons Graupius, most Caledonian tribes accepted the Roman occupation. Some tribes were bribed or given gifts by the Romans to accept their rule. However, some northern tribes continued to battle the Romans. The biggest pieces of evidence for this are Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall, built to keep these 'barbarian' tribes out of the areas ruled by the Romans.
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- 7 November 2008
From the arguments put forward in the clip, what evidence is there that the Romans conquered the whole of Scotland? What evidence is there that the Romans weren't able to conquer the whole of Scotland? Which argument do you find most convincing? Why? Why is the evidence about so many events in history so inconclusive? And how does that shape the way we look at the past?