Charlotte Higgins tours different regions of Britain to visit key Roman sites and talks about the related Roman (and ‘British’) history, the archaeological and documentary evidence and literature, plus the ‘rediscovery’ and interpretation in the modern era. It sounds a bit dry, but it’s actually a really easy read. Fascinating too.
A good birthday present from Phil 🙂
Publisher page: Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain – Charlotte Higgins
Review (The Guardian > Books > History): Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, by Charlotte Higgins – review: A poetic, thoughtful travelogue that uncovers traces of Britain’s Roman history (Tim Whitmarsh, The Guardian, Wednesday 24 July 2013)
Review (The Guardian > Books > Classics): Under Another Sky review – a journey through Roman Britain: Charlotte Higgins takes a camper van tour of the age-old mysteries that litter Britain (Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian, Tuesday 4 March 2014)