Some years ago I
discovered what are likely to be the remains of the missing
Roman road Watling Street in south London.
discovery is correct then the Roman Watling Street, as originally
built, continued straight from Greenwich to cross the Thames at
Westminster. That was not quite what I had expected, even though it
was the logical route for a straight Roman road – and it
started me thinking.
Because there has not
been any formal confirmation of this discovery, understandably I
have continued to look for further clues to try to convince the
authorities to take this seriously, and I think it is fair to say
that I am now an expert on the ancient roads of south London.
Because of this I made
a further discovery so far-reaching that I did not sleep properly
for weeks after making it. I realised that the ancient winding roads
and lanes that are quite common in the London area were not built in
the middle ages as is usually thought but are far more ancient than
this – and certainly older than Roman.
I hope to show examples
that will prove this.
Once it is appreciated
that theses roads are pre-Roman, it becomes clear that many
'medieval' villages and towns must also be pre-Roman. I hope with
more examples I can prove this too. If this is the case then these
pre-Roman British people were far more sophisticated than I had been
led to believe. I also imagined, like many people, that little or no
history had survived from this period.
In fact, there is a
huge amount of this history still surviving but modern historians
totally dismiss it simply because it was not written down at the
time. I think it is absolutely wrong
to exclude all
of this history on this
basis; a percentage of it is likely to be correct and even if it is
only a small percentage we ought to be able to read it and make up
our own minds.
Roman road | The
real Troy discovered |
pre-Roman London | Britain's