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Agricola, ther Roman in Britain By Tacitus
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The first history of Britain - but Britain as a subject nation: the Roman conquerors, like so many others through the ages, 'made a desert and called it peace'. Read about the Roman legions and... More > victories, the generalship of the Roman leader, the land of Britain as it then was, and Boadicea's doomed defiance. Another volume in the distinguished Callender History series, notable for its readable texts and modern style< Less
Roman Roads in Britain By Thomas Codrington
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Roman Roads in Britain, by Thomas Codrington: published in 1903, this authoritative classic is now republished by Celtica Publishing. Not only does it provide an enormous amount of information about... More > its specific topic, but it offers many insights into the basic tools and methods available to the student of Roman roads. For example, the introduction includes a general discussion of study methodology and of road construction techniques, plus the 15 British itinera of the Antonine Itinerary.< Less
Agricola Conquers Northern Britain By Paul Coby
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Agricola was governor of the Roman Province of Britannia for 7 years from 77 to 84. The book describes the Roman war machine. It then argues that Vespasian decided in 71 to conquer the whole of... More > the island of Britain, and substantially expanded the army and sent three of his best generals to complete the conquest. The opposing commanders and the order of battle of the Exercitus Britannia are analysed. The heart of the book is a year by year analysis of Agricola's 7 campaigns, unlocking his strategic intent in each year and his subtle exploitation of terrain and his celtic allies. This section includes a new revolutionary typology of Roman forts based on their size and location. In addition to successfully occupying North Wales, Pennines, Lowlands and Scotland; the it is proposed that Agricola made a reconnaissance to Ireland in 81. Finally the consequences of Agricola's campaigns and what could have happened if Agricola's conquests had been consolidated rather than let go by Domitian, are analysed.< Less
Great Britain; a walk in the past By G. M. Evans
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Written by a widely published British historical author, "Great Britain; a walk in the past" presents ten specially selected offerings based on his own travels around his native land, aimed... More > at both the historical traveller and the armchair historian, spanning Roman Britain to the present day. Wroxeter- Roman Britain’s Fourth Largest City; Barnard Castle and The Rising of the North; Raby Castle and The Makers of Kings; Cumbrian Stone Circles; Legends of Cornwall’s Stones; Scottish Mid-Winter Fire Festivals; Manningtree, Mistley and the Ghost of the Witchfinder General; Old Mother Shipton - the English Nostradamus; Haunted Pubs and Hostelries of England; Cumbrian Fairy Sites.< Less
Great Britain; a walk in the past By G. M. Evans
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Written by a widely published British historical author, "Great Britain; a walk in the past" presents ten specially selected offerings based on his own travels around his native land, aimed... More > at both the historical traveller and the armchair historian, spanning Roman Britain to the present day. Wroxeter- Roman Britain’s Fourth Largest City; Barnard Castle and The Rising of the North; Raby Castle and The Makers of Kings; Cumbrian Stone Circles; Legends of Cornwall’s Stones; Scottish Mid-Winter Fire Festivals; Manningtree, Mistley and the Ghost of the Witchfinder General; Old Mother Shipton - the English Nostradamus; Haunted Pubs and Hostelries of England; Cumbrian Fairy Sites.< Less
THE ANCIENT ISLANDS of BRITAIN! By SC Benham
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What was life like in ancient and prehistoric Britain? The British Isles have a history and culture that is entirely unique to the world and Europe. The great people that lived on the isles back in... More > the far distant past left behind them great examples of their abilities, they shaped the future, making great human achievements, building great structures like Stonehenge. Who were the rulers that stood out? What was the conflict like between the Celtic natives and the Roman intruders? All this and more is covered in this book.< Less
An Easy Guide to the History of Britain By Joan Green
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This remarkable book is the story of the British people and their nation. It is a book to fill in the gaps between the bits we learned at school, a reference book to keep handy when you read other... More > history books or novels. It is about the Scottish, the Welsh and the Irish who have their own cultural differences, but who share a history – a common descent, language and value system. We are linked together by choice as the British, but how many of us know how the link came about, or how we arrived at what we are? It used to seem natural to be proud of our heritage, but we have recently become uncomfortable about it, apologising for who we are and ignoring how much we have achieved that is good. We are a nation whose system of government and way of life is envied and copied by much of the world, but we are sometimes told that nationalism equals racism and pride in our Britishness is bad. Why should that be?< Less
THE RIDDLE OF PREHISTORIC BRITAIN Hardback By COMYNS BEAUMONT
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THE WONDER in the LAND: In this volume Comyns Beaumont brings together historical and biblical evidence to demonstrate that the history we have come to accept is far from accurate. He develops... More > the theme of the advanced civilisation present in pre-Roman Britain - the post-diluvian remnant of the Hyperborean landmass Plato called Atlantis. His acceptance of ancient astronomical and meteorological knowledge puts an end to the whole concept of an 'Ice Age', as aeons melt into centuries. The past is closer than we think!< Less
Trade, Gift-giving and Romanitas: A Comparison of the Use of Roman Imports in Western Britain and Southern Scandinavia By Thomas Green
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'Trade, Gift-giving and Romanitas' is a short but detailed study of the way in which elites outside of the Roman Empire used and imported Roman luxury items, focussing on Southern Scandinavia and... More > Western Britain as case studies. It can be argued that these items were being used in the same manner in both regions, with local elites consciously trying to appear Roman in order to secure and legitimise their rule. Furthermore the distribution of these artefacts can tell us a significant amount about the internal structures of these 'barbarian' polities, their economic sophistication, and the role played by gift-giving in both societies.< Less
BRITAIN - THE KEY TO WORLD HISTORY Hardback By Comyns Beaumont
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This volume describes the events of the Bible as taking place in Britain, with the Jews identified as the Silures and Moses as an arms dealer fomenting conflict and touting serpent rods and golden... More > apples. Sophisticated weapons are manufactured in underground bases and great wars take place causing a refugee crisis. Temples are burned and the war culminates in a catastrophe, but is it an act of gods or men?< Less

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