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

Published by Head of Zeus on 18th June 2015

An evocation of a journey from Rome, the heart of Empire, to Hadrian’s Wall during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.

By AD 125 Britannia had come of age as a Roman colony. Her major cities had been established, and the building of the wall commissioned by the emperor Hadrian on the empire’s Scottish frontier was almost complete.

Bronwen Riley devotes a chapter to each stage of an epic journey, describing places visited and people and objects seen. Vivid and engaging, Britannia reveals the British corner of Roman civilization more arrestingly and more accurately than ever before.