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An authoritative new history of the Roman conquest of Britain.
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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