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UnRoman Britain
by Miles Russell

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UnRoman Britain: Exposing the Great Myth of Britannia by Miles Russell

ROMAN BRITAIN is usually thought of as a place full of togas, towns and baths, with native Britons happily going about their lives under the watchful gaze of Rome. This, however, is a myth that developed long after Roman control of Britain came to an end, when the British Empire was at its height in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Britain was, in fact, one of the least enthusiastic outposts of the Roman Empire. Many Britons failed to acknowledge the Roman lifestyle at all, while many others were only outwardly Romanised, clinging to, or only mildly adapting, their former identities throughout the occupation. Even the Roman Army in Britain became chronically rebellious and a source of instability that ultimately affected the whole Empire. As the power of Rome weakened in the fourth and fifth centuries, the Britons abandoned Rome and almost all aspects of Mediterranean culture, Britannia becoming a land of warring kingdoms.

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About Miles Russell

DR MILES RUSSELL is a senior lecturer in archaeology at Bournemouth University. His earlier book, Piltdown Man: The Secret Life of Charles Dawson, was nominated for the British Archaeological Book Award 2004. STUART LAYCOCK is a historian and writer. His earlier book, Britannia: The Failed State, was nominated for Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2009. He has also written All the Countries We Ever Invaded for The History Press.

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UnRoman Britain: Exposing the Great Myth of Britannia by Miles Russell
Miles Russell
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