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Did you know that Caerwent in Gwent is claimed as the place where St Patrick was born and from which he was kidnapped by Irish raiders? Patrick is supposed to have been born at the very end of the Roman era in Britain, when such raids would have been relatively free of risk for the Irish. His birthplace, however, is said to have been Banna Venta Berniae, and Caerwent in Roman times was called Venta Silurum.

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