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Farewell Britannia: A Family Saga Of Roman Britain

Farewell Britannia: A Family Saga Of Roman Britain (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Young, Simon

Brilliant young historian Simon Young has invented a multi-generational family, part Roman, part Celtic (invaders intermarrying with natives) to tell the dramatic story of 400 years of Roman rule in Britain. Vivid historical detail is balanced by a real feel for the psychological... depth of the individual stories. The narrator is writing this 'family history' in 430 AD, realising the Romans will never return. He chooses 14 of the most interesting, but not always the most admirable, of his ancestors. The big events of Roman Britain are all here: scouting for Caesar's expedition in 55 BC; the Roman invasion in 43 AD; Boudicca's revolt and the massacre of 70,000 Romans; the Pict attacks on Hadrian's Wall; the great Barbarian Conspiracy of 367; and the sudden cataclysmic departure of the legions in 410. But there are plenty of non-military episodes: spying on the Druids; a centurion dreaming of retirement with a young slave he has bought; an ambitious wife on the northern frontier; a bad poet in Londinium; infanticide in Surrey; a young Christian girl facing martyrdom in a British amphitheatre.
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ISBN 9780753823705
Released NZ 1 Jun 2008
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780753823705
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 1 Jun 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Young, Simon
Category Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 173mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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