Claudius

Claudius : Historical Fiction

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CLAUDIUS - EMPEROR OF ROME, CONQUEROR OF BRITAIN Emperor CLAUDIUS has unleashed the Roman legions against Britain. CARATACUS, war chief of the Britons, must unite the tribes for a desperate last stand. CLAUDIUS desires total conquest. CARATACUS will fight for freedom. An epic battle is coming. Heroes will be made and kings will fall in a struggle that will echo through the annals of history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 202 x 32mm | 376.48g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552162493
  • 9780552162494
  • 124,543

About Douglas Jackson

Douglas Jackson turned a lifelong fascination for Rome and the Romans into his first novel, Caligula. He was born in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders and now lives in Bridge of Allan.show more

Review quote

"What stands out are Jackson's superb battle scenes. I lost myself in the riveting depictions of combat, hoping against hope that somehow the British would prevail... I was gripped from start to finish" -- Ben Kane, author of The Forgotten Legion "Jackson triumphs... If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I'd be rather worried by the new Scottish kid on the block" * The Scotsman * "A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today" * Daily Express *show more

Back cover copy

Rome 43ad. Emperor Claudius has unleashed his legions against the rebellious island of Britannia. In Southern England, Caratacus, war chief of the Britons, watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of the Roman legions spread across his land like blood. He must unite the tribes for a desperate last stand. Among the legions marches Rufus, keeper of the Emperor's elephant. Claudius has a special role for him, and his elephant, in the coming war. Claudius is a masterful retelling of one of the greatest stories from Roman history, the conquest of Britain. It is an epic story of ambition, courage, conspiracy, battle and bloodshed.show more

Review Text

"A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today"show more

Rating details

332 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 27% (90)
4 39% (130)
3 25% (84)
2 7% (24)
1 1% (4)
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