24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022

Hexham Book Festival: Talk & Book Signing from Richard Hingley

The Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham, NE46 3NB

19 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Hexham Book Festival

In his fascinating new book, Richard Hingley, Professor of Roman Archaeology at Durham University, provides a new narrative of the Roman conquest of Britain, from the two campaigns of Caesar up until the construction of Hadrian’s Wall across the Tyne-Solway isthmus during the 120s CE. Much of the ancient literary record portrays this period as a long march of Roman progress but recent archaeological discoveries reveal that there existed a strong resistance in Britain, Boudica’s short-lived revolt being the most celebrated of them, and that Roman success was by no means inevitable.

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