The Roman Invasion Of Britain

Author: Birgitta Hoffmann
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848840977
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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.

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: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312012120
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Invasion. A military reappraisal of the Claudian Conquest of Britain, helping to appreciate the military action open to Aulus Plautius, the invasion force commander.

Ad Britannia

Author: Donald A. Walbrecht, Ph.D.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781490740911
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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.

Roman Britain

Author: Felicity Hebditch
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 0237526360
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Roman Britain. Providing an insight into the history of the British Isles, this series is designed specifically to meet the demands of children ages 7-12. This title covers life in Roman Britain, and is illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams.

Rome Against Caratacus

Author: Graham Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135782199
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Rome Against Caratacus. The Roman Conquest of Britain in AD 43 was one of the most important turning points in the history of the British Isles. It left a legacy still discernible today in the form of archaeological remain, road networks, land divisions and even language. In his much-acclaimed trilogy, now up-dated and revised, Dr Webster builds up a fascinating and lively picture of Britain in the first century AD and discussed in detail the various types of evidence and the theories based upon it. Caratacus' last stand against the Romans has a central place in the folklore of the Welsh Marches, where many a hill is claimed to be the site of the famous battle. But, as Graham Webster shows, this epic encounter was not only real history but also part of an intricate ten-year series of campaigns conducted after the initial conquest of Britain. By interpreting the ancient historical accounts and piecing together the masses of archaeological evidence, Dr Webster has brilliantly reconstructed this central period of the Claudian Conquest of Britain and its immediate aftermath.