24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
History, heritage & archeologyTalks

Richard Hingley Author Talk

The Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, NE46 3NB

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

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Hexham Book Festival

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.

Part of Hexham Book Festival.

Book here.