Book review: Roman Britain … And Where to Find It

Roman Britain… And Where to Find It
Denise Allen and Mike Bryan

“A delightful, well researched & written book, recommended as a very useful companion for the amateur & the serious archaeologist alike, well illustrated, with easy to follow geographically based chapters in alphabetical order.”  Bob Whitaker

The Romans ruled Britannia for more than 350 years, leaving an indelible mark on our landscape. Town and countryside were transformed by innovations in comfort and taste – albeit shot through with a uniquely British twist – glimpses of which can still be seen at numerous splendid sites and museums in England, Wales and Scotland.

Roman Britain… And Where to Find It provides the history of the best Roman villas, forts, walls and bath-houses, as well as the hidden gems which the uninitiated might pass right by. It also explains how these remnants of the past fit into the bigger story, pointing out details which have their own tale to tell, connecting us with the people who lived here 2000 years ago – and acknowledges the archaeologists who made the discoveries, and who continue to reveal more every day.

Amberley Publishing
Publication: 15 September 2020 Price: £19.99
256 pages 100 illustrations, also available in Kindle, Kobo and iBook formats.

The Authors

Dr Denise Allen began her archaeological life as a ‘digger’, excavating throughout the 1970s, then specialised in Roman Glass (completing her PhD at Cardiff University, and later publishing Roman Glass in Britain, a popular introduction to the subject). For nearly 20 years was a director of Andante Travels, Britain’s leading archaeological tour company, designing the tours, writing brochures and field notes, and leading many tours.

Mike Bryan had a successful career in publishing with Penguin Books where he was CEO of a number of its international publishing companies. He is currently studying Roman Archaeology at Oxford University.

Main photo: Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown Crags