The Roman Invasion Of Britain

Author: Birgitta Hoffmann
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473826845
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The Roman Invasion Of Britain. The purpose of this book is to take what we think we know about the Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources, and compare it with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form of evidence. In the process it challenges much received wisdom about the history of Roman Britain. ??Birgitta Hoffmann tackles the subject by taking a number of major events or episodes (such as Caesar's incursions, Claudius' invasion, Boudicca's revolt), presenting the accepted narrative as derived from historical sources, and then presenting the archaeological evidence for the same. The result of this innovative approach is a book full of surprising and controversial conclusions that will appeal to the general reader as well as those studying or teaching courses on ancient history or archaeology.

Roman Invasions

Author: John E. Curran
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137781
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Roman Invasions. Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of Britain exerted a strong influence on the historiographers of 15th- and 16th-century England, not least for its patriotism and for the timely parallels between ancient Roman invaders and the Roman Catholic threat. Curran's thesis, extremely detailed and thorough, examines the complex relationship between England and Rome, and between Protestantism and Catholicism, and looks at how contemporary writers such as Drayton, Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton appropriated elements of Geoffrey's account, particularly his `anti-Roman narrative', in their own reworking of British history and British national identity.

The Roman Invasion Of Britain

Author: Graham Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134601557
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The Roman Invasion Of Britain. First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conquest

Author: John Peddie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780750937986
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Conquest. The story of the Claudian Conquest of Britain was only partly recorded by ancient historians. Tacitus' Annals breaks off at the death of Tiberius, while the narrative of Cassius Dio survives only as a collection of selected pieces. Much of this missing knowledge has been recaptured by archaeological research. As a result, we have a better understanding of the tribal society which then existed in Britain, and this can help us to appreciate the courses of military action open to Aulus Plautius, the commanding Roman general. There are other important military factors which would have affected Plautius' choice of options: logistical, geographical, political. In this innovative and much acclaimed study John Peddie argues that the organisation and supply problems of a task force of some 40,000 men and several thousand animals would broadly have dictated Roman tactics. He discusses what these may have been, examines the reason's for Vespasian's seemingly isolated foray into the West Country, and suggests that Caratacus' guerilla campaign (AD 43-52) denied the Romans their hope of a speedy conquest

Ad43

Author: John Manley
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780752419596
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Ad43. This book assesses the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43. The author challenges the accepted wisdom that the Romans landed at Richborough in Kent. He argues for Fishbourne in Sussex—and for a landing to support an already highly Romanized way of life.

Invasion

Author: John Peddie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780862998691
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Invasion.

Ad Britannia

Author: Donald A. Walbrecht, Ph.D.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781490740898
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Ad Britannia. This historical novel is about a handsome young Germanic horseman who served as a Roman auxiliary cavalryman during the early first century when Emperor Claudius' powerful legions invade the island of Britannia. Driven to revenge the murder of a childhood friend, Chatti Ivo pursues a corrupt Roman tribune across much of Western Europa, to become favored by tribal leaders and Roman aristocrats, including Emperor Claudius himself. During these first 29 years of his life, Ivo sees much of the good and bad of the spectacular young Roman Empire and finds love with Aurelia (the beautiful daughter of Mainz's Roman legionary commander) whom he rescues from the Rhine during his tribe's retaliatory raid against the arrogant tribune.