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Roman Britain

A New History

Guy de la Bédoyère


An illuminating account of Britain as a Roman province which sets the Roman conquest and occupation within the larger context of Romano-British society

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For this revised edition the text, illustrations and bibliography have been updated to incorporate new research and recent discoveries, including the Frome Hoard, the largest Roman coin hoard ever found in Britain, evidence at Silchester of possible lavish building work after the Boudican revolt, the thirty decapitated male skeletons found in York – possibly the victims of a massacre – as well as the magnificent Crosby Garrett parade helmet.


'Strikes a good balance between history and archaeology … both an enjoyable read and a good starting point for further reading and research'
Oxbow Book News

'Lucid and engaging … should take pride of place on the bookshelf of specialists and non-specialists interested in Roman Britain'

'Popular history at its best'
Contemporary Review

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Revised Edition

Size: 25.4 x 17.8 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 286

Publication date: 16 September 2013

ISBN: 9780500291146

Contents List

Preface 1. Caesar & Iron Age Britain • 2. The Conquest of Britain: ad 43–142 • 3. Later Roman Britain • 4. Governing Britain • 5. Military Installations • 6. Towns in Roman Britain • 7. Industry, Commerce & Production • 8. The Countryside & Villas • 9. People & Places of Roman Britain • 10. Religion • 11. The Aftermath • Feature Boxes: The Vindolanda Writing Tablets; Hadrian’s Wall • Coinage in Roman Britain Britannia • Roads & Milestones • Roman London • The Legions • The Auxilia in Britain • Forum & Basilica • Public Baths • Theatres & Amphitheatres • Bath • Water Supply • Pottery Manufacture in Britain • Fishbourne • Death & Burial • Slavery • Christianity Classical Temples • Romano-Celtic Temples • Mithras • Late Treasure Hoards

About the Author

Guy de la Bédoyère is a frequent contributor to television programmes on archaeology and popular history.Among his other books are Hadrian’s Wall – History and Guide, The Golden Age of Roman Britain and A Companion to Roman Britain.

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