Tuesday, January 08, 2008
A Brief History of Thanet
I recently asked Michael Child about a reference I found in an old guide-book, to a Roman Sepulchre on which the Dent de Lion castle in Garlinge was built.
"Attached is the original reference from Lewis who was writing in the early 1700s I have scanned the relevant pages for you. See pp 150 *A.D. 1703 Lacrymatory from the Latin supposed to be the vessels in which Roman mourners left their tears in tombs.
I think the writer of your guide book read Lewis and has added bits albeit somewhat diluted.
There have been a number of Roman burial sites found in Thanet mostly dating from the 2nd century, Roman occupation of the uk was from AD 43 to AD 442 with the Wantsum channel defences being most significant in this area."