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The production of this web site would not have been possible without the generous assistance of numerous institutions and individuals. Particular thanks are due to the following who have either commented on aspects of the content and/or made illustrations available: Lindsay Allason-Jones (Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne), Christine Allison (Saffron Walden Museum), Jane Allwood (North Somerset Museum Service), Craig Barclay (Yorkshire Museum), Bruce Bennison (Cumbria County Council), Peter Berridge (Colchester Museum), Phil Bethell (Chedworth Roman Villa), Robin Birley (Vindolanda Trust), Clive Boreham (English Heritage), Derry Brabbs, David Breeze (Historic Scotland), Richard Brewer (National Museums & Galleries of Wales), Marilyn Brown (Dover Painted House Museum), Neville Carr (Brading Roman Villa), Evan Chapman (National Museums & Galleries of Wales), Andy Chopping (Museum of London Archaeological Services), Brenda Compton (Bignor Roman Villa), Linda Coode (Gloucester Museum), Mike Corbishley (English Heritage), Clare Cory (Reading Museum Service), Antony Crawshaw, John Crook, Philip Crummy (Colchester Archaeological Trust), Keith Dobney (York University), Gavin Edwards (Bradford Metropolitan Council), Chris Elmer (Hampshire County Museum Service), Jennifer Fordham (English Heritage), Gail Foreman (Kingston upon Hull Museums), Susan Fox (Roman Bath and Pump Room, Bath), Marion Green (Canterbury Archaeological Trust), Alan Hall (York University), Jenny Hall (Museum of London), Richard Hall (York Archaeological Trust), Paul Halstead (Sheffield University, Dept of Archaeology and Prehistory), Mike Hardman (Grosvenor Museum Chester), Elizabeth Hartley (Yorkshire Museum), John Hazel (Arsenal Football Club), Marit Hendricks (Canterbury Museums), Nick Hodgson (Tyne and Wear Museum Service), Fraser Hunter (National Museums of Scotland), John Hurst (British Museum), Robin Iles (Winchester Museum), Robin Johnson (Coventry Museums), Lawrence Keppie (Hunterian Museum, Glasgow), Caroline Lloyd (Lincolnshire County Museums), Jennifer Lowe (Verulamium Museum), Gary Marshall (Exeter Museum), Christine McDonnell (York Archaeological Trust), Judy Mills (Corinium Museum), Jason Monaghan, Sam Moorhead (British Museum), Jeremy Muldowney (York Minster Centre for School Visits), Debbie Newell (Gloucester Museum), Finbar O’Suilleabhain (Senhouse Museum, Maryport), Tony Page (Lincoln Museum), John Pearson, Linda Poulsen (Dorset County Museum), Ken Qualmann (Winchester Museums), Norman Redhead (Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit), Ken Reedie (Canterbury Museums), Neil Restick (Wembley Stadium), Peter Reynolds (Butser Ancient Farm), Dan Robinson (Grosvenor Museum, Chester), Bob Rutland (Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester), Claire Ryley (Fishbourne Roman Palace), Lowella Selfridge (Colchester Borough Council), Ewan Small (National Museums of Scotland), Suzanne Spicer (English Heritage), Mark Suggitt (Verulamium Museum), Patrick Tostevin (Ribchester Museum), David Walmsley (English Heritage), Christine Waterman (Dover Museum), Elaine Watson (Cumbria County Council), Oona Wills (Museum of London), Nick Winterbottom (Tullie House Museum, Carlisle), Peter Woodward (Dorset County Museum).

Copyright illustrations were generously provided by the following individuals and institutions: Arsenal Football Club, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Bignor Roman Villa, Oglander Roman Trust (Brading Roman Villa), Trustees of the British Museum, Butser Ancient Farm, CADW Welsh Historical Monuments, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Chedworth Roman Villa, Colchester Archaeological Trust, Colchester Museum, Peter Connolly, Coventry Museums and Galleries, Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Cumbria County Council, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society at the Dorset County Museum, English Heritage, Environmental Archaeology Unit, York University, Exeter City Museums and Art Galleries, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Peter Froste, Gloucester Museum, Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, Grosvenor Museum, Chester, Hampshire County Council, Historic Scotland, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester, Kingston upon Hull Museums, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Lincoln City and County Museum, Roman Bath Museum, Bath, Roman Painted House Museum, Dover, Michael J. Moore, Museum of Antiquities, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Museum of London, National Museums of Scotland, Newport Roman Villa, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Olicana Museum, Ilkley, Dr Patrick Ottaway, Reading Museum Service, Stan Rendell and the Kenneth Allsop Memorial Trust, Ribchester Museum Trust, Roman Baths Museum, Bath, Royal Commission on Historical Monuments for England, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments for Scotland, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales, Saffron Walden Museum, Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport, Somerset County Museum, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, Tyne and Wear Museums, Verulamium Museum, Wembley Stadium, Winchester Museum, Winchester Research Unit, York Archaeological Trust, Yorkshire Museum.

The Dexter cattle belong to Dr and Mrs Garrett of Elvington, York who kindly allowed us to photograph them.

We are particularly grateful to Sarah Hall for producing a series of splendid reconstruction illustrations, to Andrew Jones, Head of Education at York Archaeological Trust, for many stimulating ideas and much-needed encouragement, and to Lesley Collett, illustrator at the Trust for preparing many of the maps and plans and re-editing the photographs.

We are also very grateful to Wilf O'Neil who translated and advised on the extracts from Livy and Vergil used in Resource 1.

Many valuable comments on the subject matter and structure of the site were made by Professor Peter Salway, Dr Alan Bowman, and Mike Holyoake (North Yorkshire County Council Education Department).

The project has been generously funded by the Roman Research Trust, Scirebröc Group and York Archaeological Trust