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Ancients Writing on Britain

The Romans have left us with records of the tribes and behaviours of the people of Britain, but they were often filtered through a general view that all non Romans were uncivilised, so were often described as brutes, fond of fighting, living in tents, eating milk and meat, or canibals even. As if the Romans … Continue reading

Unwilling Recruits

I am currently reading a doorstop of a book, ‘Imperial Possession – Britain and the Roman Empire by David Mattingly. He describes how the roman Empire Expanded by brutally crushing a region, then recruiting locals as slaves/compulsory recruits to the army. As new recruits they could not be trusted to run away, so were often … Continue reading