An Imperial Possession

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

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • BW integrated
  • 0140148221
  • 9780140148220
  • 121,331

About David Mattingly

David Mattingly is Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Leicestershow more

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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)show more

Our customer reviews

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 thesesshow more
by Alan Kenna