What has 'Roman Britain' meant to the British people since the Romans left? And what does Roman Britain mean to us now? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Charlotte Higgins leads us through the history, and by using some of Britain's most intriguing ancient monuments, Under Another Sky invites us to see the British landscape, and history, in an entirely fresh way.
"An utterly original history, lyrically alive to the haunting presence of the past and our strange and familiar ancestors." ( Sunday Times)"Mesmerising. Sophisticated and passionate. She personalizes the story in a diaristic, almost poetic tone." (Guardian)
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A readable and entertaining guide to Roman Britain
How we endured lost and found the Romans in Britain
Mary Beard's fabulous book on Pompeii: just as good though the subject matter is less well known and the archaeology is far less complete.
No, but I will look out for her.
Richly textured, colourful, poignant stories about the people and the landscape, and the archaeologists who revealed them to us.
I know the Lake District pretty well, but mainly from the perspective of a walker or through the eyes of artists like Wordsworth or Ruskin, but I've never really appreciated the Roman dimension to the area. I shall be taking a paperback edition with me when I visit soon, plus another author whom Charlotte Higgins recommends.
Under a Roman Britain sky