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The Edge of the Empire


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


Bronwen Riley writes superbly.
This wonderful book is a testament to this haunting land.
Head off on an epic journey across the Roman Empire in this entertaining read. Bronwen Riley is a warm and insightful guide to the sights, sounds, artifacts and people you encounter along the way.
Riley manages to bring multi-faceted, polyglot and multi-cultural Roman Britain to vibrant life.
An artful combination of history, archeology, and the imagination.
Erudite and fascinating. Dear reader, if you live like me in some long liberated colony of one or the other, consult this fascinating volume for a guide not merely to its physical relics but to its meanings and its attitudes, which may perhaps be your own. If not, read the book anyway to find what your destiny has missed.
A delightful trip from Rome to Hadrian's Wall--in C.E. 130. Great fun for anyone with even a slight knowledge of Roman and English history and geography--or those curious about them.

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