- a British Celtic tribe resident in southeastern Wales at the time of the Roman conquest of Britain.
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The Silures were defeated in 50, the Decangi in 58, the Ordovices in 78.A Short History of Wales
Owen M. Edwards
This was the renowned region of the Silures, inhabited by three powerful tribes.Old English Chronicles
Its position was favourable for the coercion of the wild Silures.The Towns of Roman Britain
James Oliver Bevan
Silures, one of the ancient British tribes occupying the SE.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
He subdued the Silures, and held the other native tribes in check till he was superseded by Agricola .
- a powerful and warlike tribe of ancient Britain, living chiefly in SE Wales, who fiercely resisted Roman invaders in the 1st century a.d
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