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Definition: People who inhabited the northern part of the island the Romans called Britannia. They came from Ireland and were called the Scotti. They mingled with the Picts in what is today called Scotland and were a source of concern for the Roman troops stationed in northern Britain. Rome completed its conquest of Scotland under Agricola at the Battle of Mons Graupius in 79. However, Scotland did not stay conquered. About 40 years later, Hadrian's Wall was built in part to keep the Scots in Scotland.

Related Resources:
Roman Britain
Comprehensive site examines all aspects of the Roman occupation of Britain.

Periods of Roman History
Site takes you step-by-step through the different periods of the history of Rome.

Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Elsewhere on the Web:
History of the Scots, Picts, and Britons
Take an up-close at the many conflicts between these ancient peoples.

History of the Scottish Nation
See the whole history of Scotland.

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