Roman roads, together with Roman aqueducts and the vast standing Roman army, constituted the three most impressive features of the Roman Empire. In Britain, as in their other provinces, the Romans constructed a comprehensive network of paved trunk roads (i.e. surfaced highways) during their nearly four centuries of occupation (43 - 410 AD).
The Renaissance of Venus (1877) by Walter Crane (b. 15 August 1845; Liverpool, Lancashire, England – d. 14 March 1915; Horsham, West Sussex, England) Tempera on canvas, h: 138.4 × w: 184.1 cm (54.49 × 72.48 in.) Tate Britain, London, England https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Crane