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The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Guy de la Bedoyere


The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little disputed, and the archaeological remains of villas, forts, walls, and cities explain a great deal, we lack a clear sense of individual lives. This book infuses the story of Britannia with a beating heart, describes in detail who its inhabitants were and their place in our history. This book recovers the period exclusively as a human experience. It focuses not on military campaigns and imperial politics but on individual, personal stories. Roman Britain is revealed ... More

Keywords: Roman Occupation, Britannia, personal stories, Roman Britain, immigrants, Roman era, individual lives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300207194
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300207194.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guy de la Bedoyere, author