Boudicca

Rolling Norfolk fields, where faint marks can be seen tracing the streets and houses of a buried Roman town, have been bought with English Heritage, National Heritage Memorial Fund and local authority money in an unusual move to preserve an archaeology site for ever in public ownership.

The name of Venta Icenorum, on the river Tas on the outskirts of the modern village of Caistor St Edmund, preserves the memory of one of the few local tribes the Romans had good reason to fear: the Iceni who, led in rebellion by their famous queen, Boudicca, torched the invaders’ towns at Colchester and London in AD61.

Archaeologists believe the remains of the town are in serious danger from unauthorised metal detecting and intensive agriculture.

More here – http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jul/08/norfolk-roman-town-archaeology-venta-icenorum?INTCMP=SRCH