Roman Britain

by Richard Russell Lawrence

Part of the Shire Living Histories Series

Roman Britain Synopsis

For nearly four centuries, Britain served as the western border of the Roman Empire. Invaded in AD 43, it was initially a wild place prone to Celtic uprisings such as those led by Boudicca. However, as the decades passed, the unrest settled and the Romans set to work building temples, roads, baths and villas,. Life in Britain became similar to life in any of the corners of the empire, with the order and culture of the Romans mixing freely with the native cultures. Covering all aspects of Roman British life from family, food, religion, and travel, this book allows the reader to discover what it was like to be a citizen of the greatest empire in the world, while at the same time living near the edge of the map.

Roman Britain Press Reviews

High quality, richly illustrated, and both entertaining and informative. As nutshell summaries of what life was actually like during these snapshot periods of history, it is hard to imagine any brief handbook providing a more enlightening introduction. - British Heritage (September 2010) High quality, richly illustrated, and both entertaining and informative. As nutshell summaries of what life was actually like during these snapshot periods of history, it is hard to imagine any brief handbook providing a more enlightening introduction. British Heritage (September 2010) High quality, richly illustrated, and both entertaining and informative. As nutshell summaries of what life was actually like during these snapshot periods of history, it is hard to imagine any brief handbook providing a more enlightening introduction. --British Heritage (September 2010)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747807780
Publication date: 22nd March 2010
Author: Richard Russell Lawrence
Publisher: Shire Publications an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Categories: Ancient history: to c 500 CE,

About Richard Russell Lawrence

Richard Russell Lawrence has written several titles, including multiple Mammoth History books, and is the coauthor, illustrator, and designer of The Period House: Style, Detail & Decoration 1774-1914. He lives in Southwest England.

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