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A Journey to Britannia A Journey from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, C. AD130

by Bronwen Riley

Biography / Autobiography History Travel

A Journey to Britannia A Journey from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, C. AD130 Synopsis

An evocation of a journey from Rome, the heart of Empire, to Hadrian's Wall during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. By AD 125 Britannia had come of age as a Roman colony. Her major cities had been established, and the building of the wall commissioned by the emperor Hadrian on the empire's Scottish frontier was almost complete. Bronwen Riley devotes a chapter to each stage of an epic journey, describing places visited and people and objects seen. Vivid and engaging, A JOURNEY TO BRITANNIA reveals the British corner of Roman civilization more arrestingly and more accurately than ever before.

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A Journey to Britannia A Journey from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, C. AD130 Press Reviews

'Bronwen Riley writes superbly'
Independent

'This wonderful book is a testament to this haunting land
Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9781781851340
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781851340
Publication date: 18th June 2015
Author: Bronwen Riley
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History, Travel,
Categories: Ancient history: to c 500 CE,

About Bronwen Riley

Bronwen Riley is head of guidebooks at English Heritage. She studied Classics at Oxford and then Byzantine Art at the Courtauld Institute.

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