Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Social, Behavioral & Global Studies

First Advisor

Juan José Gutiérrez

Second Advisor

Rebecca Bales


The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical analysis of the Roman conquest on Wales. This topic is relevant to the modern day because it demonstrated one of many imperialistic instances that have occurred throughout humanity. In order to justify this, I examined Late Iron Age societies within Britannia, the Roman conquest of Wales, Roman occupation of Wales, and cultural impacts towards Welsh natives to gain a better understanding of imperialism. Primary and secondary sources were used to support this research and is further explained with the theory of cultural hegemony. Overall, the results of this study identified the Roman Empire’s motives for invading Britannia, Roman conquering strategy of Wales, and cultural impacts that the Empire had among Welsh Natives. My research identified that though the motives of the Roman Empire’s for invading were primarily to display military power, the conquering of Wales within three decades and subsequent occupation did not have a profound cultural impact on a majority of Welsh Natives.