BOOK OF THE MONTH - The Discerning Barbarian's Guidebook to Roman Britain
The Past, as they say, is Another Country. Now there is a guide book to
Britain as it was in Roman times. Written by Dr Lee Rotherham this book
tells the average modern Briton everything they would need to know when
visiting Roman Britain.
Whether it is the construction of villas and bath houses, the
history of the province or army organisation, this book contains enough
nuggets of knowledge and background information to keep the most curious
modern reader entertained for hours.
Written as if it were a guide book to be used by a visiting
barbarian, and profusely illustrated with maps, reconstructions and
photos, this book is the essential guidebook to Roman Britain.
As Childeric the Sluggish writes: “Pillaging is a tough line of
work. You spend half your time rowing to somewhere swampy, hide your
boat somewhere where it takes hours to find it again afterwards, and
then have to run round the countryside like a mad thing to grab your
trinkets and livestock before the nearest guard force comes charging
down the road after you.
“This book is a real help. Nowadays, I while away my hours crossing
the northern sea picking my spots with care, safe in the knowledge that I
can park in a nice sandy beach only a quick hour’s jog from some
unsuspecting person’s villa.
“And if you can’t read the book, it has pictures in.”
About the Author
Dr Lee Rotherham is by background a linguist, historian, author,
political agitator and occasional soldier. Having written widely on EU
affairs and on government waste, he here returns to his academic roots
after being serially impressed by the evocative illustrations on display
boards at numerous historical sites, particularly those commissioned by
English Heritage where he once briefly worked.
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