An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC - AD 409

An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC - AD 409

Book rating: 03 Paperback Penguin History of Britain

By (author) David Mattingly

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 34mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140148221
  • ISBN 13: 9780140148220
  • Illustrations note: BW integrated
  • Sales rank: 87,965

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Part of the "Penguin History of Britain" series, "An Imperial Possession" is the first major narrative history of Roman Britain for a generation. David Mattingly draws on a wealth of new findings and knowledge to cut through the myths and misunderstandings that so commonly surround our beliefs about this period. From the rebellious chiefs and druids who led native British resistance, to the experiences of the Roman military leaders in this remote, dangerous outpost of Europe, this book explores the reality of life in occupied Britain within the context of the shifting fortunes of the Roman Empire.

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David Mattingly is Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Leicester

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By Alan Kenna 24 Nov 2010 3

Whilst a comprehensive book, i found it a long, dry , read. The attention to detail was, at times, far too much. It took me over 2 weeks to read and I put it down often. Designed for someone who is writing a theses

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? They came, they saw and they definitely conquered. David Mattingly has taken a refreshing look at what it meant for the Britons.? ?"The Times" (London)