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Roman Britain: A History from Beginning to End

Narrated by: Philip Sondericker
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Categories: History, Ancient History

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This audiobook takes a holistic look at Roman Britain, from the events leading up to its official inception in AD 43 until the Romans left the Isle entirely around AD 409. The timeline is straightforward, and each chapter delves into some aspect of Romano-British life: dealing with the concept of the Celts; when Britannia actually became Roman; how the two peoples attempted to blend their culture through religion; and lastly, why the Romans had to leave.

Inside you will read about....

  • "The Timeline"
  • "Ancient Celtic Ethnicity, a Modern Invention"
  • "The Beginnings of Roman Britain"
  • "Religion and Blending Culture in Roman Britain"
  • "The Bitter End"

It can be difficult to explain everything from a neutral, unbiased perspective as most of the records from the time are Roman in nature, but drawing on a variety of perspectives from archaeologists and historians alike has made for a thought-provoking assessment of the era. Rome's power bestowed cities like London and York to Britannia, and their lasting influence is still visible today in places like Bath and at Hadrian's Wall to the north. Roman Britain lingers on still.

©2016 Henry Freeman (P)2017 Henry Freeman

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  • Andrew McFarland Campbell
  • 01-09-2020

Short, but excellent.

This is a short recording, but it has a lot in it. It uses Roman Britain to highlight the many subtleties that even amateur historians must be aware of.