Gloucestershire is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.
The region now known as Gloucestershire was originally inhabited by Brythonic peoples (ancestors of the Welsh and other British Celtic peoples) in the Iron Age and Roman periods.
Gloucestershire boasts a Roman heritage of great significance; from the colonia of Gloucester and civitas capital of Cirencester, and the Cotswold villas of Chedworth and Woodchester, to the temples of Uley and Lydney. However, recent work in the Thames and Severn Valleys as well as the Forest of Dean show us another, equally important, side of life in Gloucestershire during the Roman period.
There is also a range of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Saxon, and Medieval occupation in this county.
For more information on the history on the county of Gloucestshire please visit - http://www.localhistories.org/gloucester.html