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Roman Britain

Roman Britain

Roman Britain

In 43 CE, Roman legionaries set foot on British soil. It wasn’t the first attempt – the Romans had tried twice before to take the island – but this time, the invasion was going to work. The legions battled their way through modern-day England, taking out the tribes who wouldn’t willingly submit to Roman rule. As the soldiers made their way further north, the native Celts fought for their lives and their homeland, but the enemy was too strong. The Romans were here to stay. In All About History Book of Roman Britain, uncover the fierce opposition to Rome’s imperialist expansion, and find out what really happened when Boudica rebelled in 60 CE. Take a walk along Hadrian’s Wall, the northernmost point of the entire Roman Empire, and meet the soldiers who served there. Discover how the invaders brought their gods and their culture with them, and learn what they left behind when Rome began to crumble…

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
welcome to roman britain

In 43 CE, Roman legionaries set foot on British soil. It wasn’t the first attempt – the Romans had tried twice before to take the island – but this time, the invasion was going to work. The legions battled their way through modern-day England, taking out the tribes who wouldn’t willingly submit to Roman rule. As the soldiers made their way further north, the native Celts fought for their lives and their homeland, but the enemy was too strong. The Romans were here to stay. In All About History Book of Roman Britain, uncover the fierce opposition to Rome’s imperialist expansion, and find out what really happened when Boudica rebelled in 60 CE. Take a walk along Hadrian’s Wall, the northernmost point of the entire Roman Empire, and meet the soldiers…

2 min.
roman britain

Future PLC Richmond House, 33 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ Bookazine Editorial Editor Katharine Marsh Designer Thomas Parrett Editorial Director Jon White Senior Art Editor Andy Downes All About History Editorial Editor Jon Gordon Designer Kym Winters Editor-in-Chief Tim Williamson Senior Art Editor Duncan Crook Cover images Getty Images, Alamy, Look and Learn Photography All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected Advertising Media packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com International Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Managers Keely Miller, Nola Cokely, Vivienne Calvert, Fran Twentyman Management Chief Content Officer Aaron Asadi Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Head of Art & Design Greg Whitaker Printed by William Gibbons, 26 Planetary Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 3XT Distributed by Marketforce, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HU www.marketforce.co.uk Tel: 0203 787 9001 All About History…

3 min.
the rise of the roman empire

The Roman Empire was one of the largest empires in history, comprising land throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. However, expansion was mostly accomplished under the Republic (between 509 and 27 BCE), before the principate was actually established. During this period, Rome’s control expanded from the immediate surroundings of the city to dominate most of the Mediterranean world through forming alliances or taking the territories by brute force. It wasn’t long before the entire Italian Peninsula was under the thumb of the Republic, and by the following century its overwhelming sovereignity had widened all the way to include North Africa, Spain and Southern France (Gaul). By the end of the 1st century BCE, the Republic had expanded to include all of modern-day France, Greece and most of the Eastern…

2 min.
the legend of rome

Today, Rome is a beautiful tourist attraction more likely to play host to camera-toting travellers than barbarian hordes, but in the ages of the ancient world it was the epicentre of civilisation. The crown jewel of a nation that assumed every form – kingdom, republic and empire – a realm so powerful it changed the face of history forever. In the name of Rome and its ever-changing governments, it redefined the principles and engineering of warfare, revolutionised modern infrastructure and ushered in the beginning of the Middle Ages. And like any great superpower, it carved its borders across the face of the world. From the cold shores of Britannia to the warm sands of Palestine and Egypt, Rome created for itself an empire that was a sight to behold, but one…

7 min.
the elements of ancient rome

In many ways, Ancient Rome was well ahead of its time. Despite all of the ancient trappings, the great minds of Italy were always busy looking upwards and onwards. For the Senate and Rome’s many revolving leaders, extending borders of the realm was of paramount importance. Soldiers were the true currency of progress, and conquering new lands and absorbing their people was the fuel needed to power that machine. That cycle swelled Rome’s legions and the state began expanding at a terrifying rate. Alongside this expansion, the engineers of the time revolutionised the facilities of the age. Vast aqueducts brought running water to the people, and freshly paved roads (curved to drain off rainwater, no less) linked the realm together much like a concrete nervous system. Upon these roads, Rome’s trade…

6 min.
the roman kingdom 753 bce – 509 bce

753 BCE Rome is founded/Romulus becomes king 753 BCE Once a series of warring tribes and clans, the strongest among them are united underneath the warrior general Romulus. He installs himself as king and forms the very first incarnation of the Senate. The eldest members from the most powerful and influential gentes (clans) are chosen, Italy’s deeply patriarchal makeup placing a great deal of importance on the wisdom of its older male members. Around 100 members are chosen by Romulus, and the Senate begins by taking care of the day-to-day running of the kingdom. Together, the very first laws of the land are written and the first standing armies formed. 716 BCE Romulus passes away Around 716 BCE, Romulus mysteriously disappears during a storm. Some legends say he was murdered, but the reality is that the…