In this volume, Dr Simon Elliott draws on the latest research and archaeological evidence to present a new narrative of the conquest (never completed) of Britain. From Julius Caesar’s initial incursions in 55 and 54 BC, through the Claudian invasion of 43 AD and the campaigns of expansion and pacification thereafter, he analyses the Roman army in action. The weapons, equipment, organization, leadership, strategy and tactics of the legions and their British foes are described and analyzed. The ferocity of the resistance was such that the island was never wholly subdued and required a disproportionate military presence for the duration of its time as a Roman province.
“This work covers the history of Rome in Britain from Caesar’s failed incursions to the Claudian invasion and the later campaigns of expansion and pacification. The author is an acknowledged expert on the ancient world and uses the latest research and archaeology to enhance the narrative.” ~Military Heritage