A New History
- ISBN 9780500291146
- 25.40 x 17.80 cm
- 286 Illustrations, 75 in colour
- First published 2013
‘Popular history at its best’ – Contemporary Review
‘Lucid and engaging … should take pride of place on the bookshelf of specialists and non-specialists interested in Roman Britain’– Minerva
‘Strikes a good balance between history and archaeology … both an enjoyable read and a good starting point for further reading and research’ – Oxbow Book News
REVISED EDITION NOW IN PAPERBACK
This illuminating account of Britain as a Roman province sets the Roman conquest and occupation within the larger context of Romano-British society and how it functioned.
Superbly illustrated throughout, the book includes dramatic aerial views of Roman remains, reconstruction drawings and images of Roman villas, mosaics, coins, pottery and sculpture.
For this revised edition the text, illustrations and bibliography have been updated to incorporate new research and recent discoveries, including the Frome Hoard, the largest Roman coin hoard ever found in Britain, evidence at Silchester of possible lavish building work after the Boudican revolt, the thirty decapitated male skeletons found in York – possibly the victims of a massacre – as well as the magnificent Crosby Garrett parade helmet.
Guy de la Bédoyère has become one of the public faces of Romano-British history and archaeology through his many appearances on several television programmes, particularly Channel 4’s Time Team and Big Roman Dig, which he co-presented. He is the author of numerous books on the period, including Eagles Over Britannia, Roman Towns in Britain and Cities of Roman Italy.