Roman wall at Verulamium
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Verulamium was settled by the Romans in AD50 and destroyed by Boudica (Boadicea) in AD61. The Romans stayed on and rebuilt the town. A catastrophic fire laid waste to most of it in 155. By 275, Verulamium spanned 82 hectares, surrounded by a wall. This would form the basis of the modern town of St Albans when the Romans finally withdrew around 450.