Shire, Paperback, 9780747807780, 80pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 2010
For nearly four centuries, Britain served as the western border of the Roman Empire. Invaded in 43 AD, it was initially a wild place prone to Celtic uprisings such as those led by Boudicca. However, as the decades passed, the unrest settled and the Romans set to work building temples, roads, baths and villas. Life in Britain became similar to life an any of the corners of the Empire with the order and culture of the Empire mixing freely with the native cultures. Discover what it was like to be a citizen of the greatest Empire in the world while at the same time living near the edge of the map.
Richard Russell Lawrence has written several titles, including multiple "Mammoth" History books, and is the coauthor, illustrator, and designer of The Period House: Style, Detail & Decoration 1774-1914. He lives in Southwest England.
"High quality, richly illustrated, and both entertaining and informative. As nutshell summaries of what life was actually like during these snapshot periods of history, it is hard to imagine any brief handbook providing a more enlightening introduction." -British Heritage (September 2010)