Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, AD 130

Author(s): Bronwen Riley


By AD 130, Rome's remote province of Britannia was at last taking shape. Everywhere old wooden forts, temples and houses were being replaced by monumental stone edifices; London was recovering from a serious fire; and tourists were flocking to the thermal waters at Bath. Hadrian's Wall, commissioned by the emperor himself on a visit to Britain in AD 122, was almost complete. Bronwen Riley devotes a chapter to each stage of an epic journey, vividly describing the places, people, sights and sounds that might be encountered along the way. A JOURNEY TO ROMAN BRITAIN recreates in fascinating detail how this remote corner of the Empire might have looked, smelled and tasted to a Roman visitor in the early second century.

Product Information

Bronwen Riley is head of guidebooks at English Heritage. She studied Classics at Oxford and then Byzantine Art at the Courtauld Institute.

General Fields

  • : 9781781851340
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : 0.594
  • : May 2014
  • : 228 x 145 mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bronwen Riley
  • : Hardback
  • : 1015
  • : English
  • : 936.104
  • : near fine
  • : 272