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Daughters of Fire

By Erskine, Barbara

London: HarperCollins, 2007. "This sweeping new novel...switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women.The Romans are landing in Britannia...Cartimandua, the young woman destined to rule the great Brigantes tribe, watches the invaders come ever closer. Her life has always been a maelstrom of love, conflict and revenge, but it only becomes more turbulent and complicated with power. Her political skills are threatened by her personal choices, and Cartimandua finds she has made formidable enemies on all sides as she faces a decision which will change the futures of all around her.In the present day, historian Viv Lloyd Rees has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. Viv struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. But her obsession becomes more persistent when she finds an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Bitter rivalries and overwhelming passions are reawakened as past envelops present and Viv finds herself in the greatest danger of her life.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

Romans in the Lake Counties.

By Garlick, Tom

Lancaster: Dalesman Books, 1982. 71p. illus bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

The Lantern Bearers

By Sutcliff,Rosemary

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965. 1959 Carnegie Medal winner. Fascinating and moving novel of the end of Roman rule in Britain. Name of previous owner in ffep . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Illus. Charles Keeping.

$55.00

Roman Britain and Early England, 55BC-AD871

By Blair, Peter Hunter

London: Cardinal Book, 1975. Softcover. Very Good.

$10.00

Pelican History of England Volume 1 : Roman Britain

By Richmond, Ian A.

Harmondsworth Middlesex: Penguin, 1955. Original Vintage Penguin # A315. ROman Britain is the first volume of a series planned to form an intelligent and consecutive guide to the development of English Society in all its aspects from the Roman invasion to the outbreak of the First World War. Each volume has been written by a specialist, and each author has been left to decide what he himself considers significant and interesting in the period with which he deals, and to make his own balance between the claims of the sub-divisions of his general thesis, politics, economics, culture, religion, social life, colonial expansion, foreign relations. All have sought to emphasize the sense of period, and while some parallels are inevitable, the business of discovering comparison and conclusion, and of adapting the lessons of history to our times, is left, for the most part, to the reader ... This book provides a general picture of the Roman province of Britain during the period from A.D. 43 until the fifth century. It does not attempt to furnish a continuous historical account, for which neither the written sources nor the archaeological material can provide enough evidence. The nearest approach to this is in the description of the military subjugation and organization of the province, dealt with here in considerable detail in an attempt to relate it to general policy, and to give a closer account of its changes than is usually attempted. The towns are considered analytically, with emphasis on their social function in the several communities of which they were the centres, and upon their connexions both with the Roman state and the native tribe, and attention is given to the smaller centres both in civil and military areas. Religious cults, their buildings, and their artistic expression are brought into relation with the provincial social order. Commerce and the countryside are the themes of other chapters, and the development of provincial resources in agriculture and raw products is described. 240p. illus. bibliography, index . Clen neat unmarked text, paper a little age toned. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Very Good.

$17.50

Eagle in the Snow
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Eagle in the Snow

By Breem, Wallace

United Kingdom: Phoenix Press, 2002. "Banished to the Empire's farthest outpost, veteran warrior Paulinus Maximus defends The Wall of Britannia from the constant onslaught of belligerent barbarian tribes. Bravery, loyalty, experience, and success lead to Maximus" appointment as "General of the West" by the Roman emperor, the ambition of a lifetime. But with the title comes a caveat: Maximus needs to muster and command a single legion to defend the perilous Rhine frontier. On the opposite side of the Rhine River, tribal nations are uniting; hundreds of thousands mass in preparation for the conquest of Gaul, and from there, a sweep down into Rome itself. Only a wide river and a wily general keep them in check. With discipline, deception, persuasion, and surprise, Maximus holds the line against an increasingly desperate and innumerable foe. Friends, allies, and even enemies urge Maximus to proclaim himself emperor. He refuses, bound by an oath of duty, honor, and sacrifice to Rome, a city he has never seen. But then circumstance intervenes. Now, Maximus will accept the purple robe of emperor, if his scrappy legion can deliver this last crucial victory against insurmountable odds. The very fate of Rome hangs in the balance. (originally published 1970). Reissue. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

The Eagle [The Eagle of the Ninth]
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The Eagle [The Eagle of the Ninth]

By Sutcliff,Rosemary

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. This story was made into a movie "The Eagle" and this reprint was issued to tie inwith the release in 2011. In AD 119, the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola's Wall and disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the unit's commander, embarks on a quest to recover the lost eagle standard of the Ninth, symbol of a legion's - and his family's - honor. Clean crisp, unmarked copy [Movie review laid in]. Re-issue. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Illus.C.Walter Hodges.

$7.50

Dreaming the Bull : A Novel of Boudica, the Warrior Queen
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Dreaming the Bull : A Novel of Boudica, the Warrior Queen

By Scott, Manda

New York: Delacorte Press, 2004. "This is the second book in the Boudica series. In AD 60, Boudica, war leader of the Eceni, led her people in a final bloody revolt against the occupying armies of Rome. It was the culmination of nearly twenty years of resistance. " 348p. notes bibliography. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

The Lantern Bearers

By Sutcliff,Rosemary

London: Puffin/Penguin., 1965. 1959 Carnegie Medal winner. Fascinating and moving novel of the end of Roman rule in Britain.Overall celan tight copy, but marred by a few underlinings . Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Illus. Charles Keeping.

$5.00

A Companion to Roman Britain

By Clayton, Peter (ed)

Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1980. 1st UK Ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Mistletoe and Sword : a story of Roman Britain

By Seton,Anya

London: Coronet., 1974. "A thrilling story of England in the time of the Romans. Quintus Tullius, young standard bearer for the Ninth Roman Legion, vows to bury his grandfather who had been killed by the Druids" ... and encounters Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$8.00

Hadrian's Wall
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Hadrian's Wall

By De Souza, Philip

London: English Heritage, 1996. 48p. illus (col) maps. Reprint. Original Wraps. Fine.

$7.50

The Mistletoe and Sword : a story of Roman Britain

By Seton,Anya

London: Coronet., 1974. "A thrilling story of England in the time of the Romans. Quintus Tullius, young standard bearer for the Ninth Roman Legion, vows to bury his grandfather who had been killed by the Druids" ... and encounters Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$8.00

The Agricola and the Germania: And the Germania
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The Agricola and the Germania: And the Germania

By Tacitus [Cornelius Tacitus]

London: Penguin, 1973. "The Agricola" is both a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law - and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages of the Roman occupation, nearly fatally undermined by Boudicca's revolt in AD 61 but consolidated by campaigns that took Agricola as far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. The warlike German tribes are the focus of Tacitus' attention in the "Germania", which, like the "Agricola", often compares the behaviour of 'barbarian' peoples favourably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome." clran crisp coy, unmaked except for a "discard" stamp on title page. . Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. H.Mattingly.

$10.00

Eagle in the Snow
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Eagle in the Snow

By Breem, Wallace

United Kingdom: Phoenix Press, 2002. "Banished to the Empire's farthest outpost, veteran warrior Paulinus Maximus defends The Wall of Britannia from the constant onslaught of belligerent barbarian tribes. Bravery, loyalty, experience, and success lead to Maximus" appointment as "General of the West" by the Roman emperor, the ambition of a lifetime. But with the title comes a caveat: Maximus needs to muster and command a single legion to defend the perilous Rhine frontier. On the opposite side of the Rhine River, tribal nations are uniting; hundreds of thousands mass in preparation for the conquest of Gaul, and from there, a sweep down into Rome itself. Only a wide river and a wily general keep them in check. With discipline, deception, persuasion, and surprise, Maximus holds the line against an increasingly desperate and innumerable foe. Friends, allies, and even enemies urge Maximus to proclaim himself emperor. He refuses, bound by an oath of duty, honor, and sacrifice to Rome, a city he has never seen. But then circumstance intervenes. Now, Maximus will accept the purple robe of emperor, if his scrappy legion can deliver this last crucial victory against insurmountable odds. The very fate of Rome hangs in the balance. (originally published 1970). Reissue. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

The Conquered

By Mitchison, Naomi

London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. ( Review copy , publishers note laid in on ffep). Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good, Price Clipped.

$20.00

The Mistletoe and The Sword

By Seton,Anya

New York: Avon, 1974. "A trilling story of England in teh time of the Romans. Quintus Tullius, Young standard bearer for the Ninth Roman Legion, Vows to propeerly bury his grandfather who ha dbeen killed by the druids" . Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$7.50

Dreaming the Eagle : A Novelof Boudica, the Warrior Queen
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Dreaming the Eagle : A Novelof Boudica, the Warrior Queen

By Scott, Manda

Toronto: Seal, 2004. "This is the first book in the Boudica series. In AD 60, Boudica, war leader of the Eceni, led her people in a final bloody revolt against the occupying armies of Rome. It was the culmination of nearly twenty years of resistance. This book recreates the beginnings of a story so powerful its impact has survived through the ages." 720p.. Reprint. Pbk.. Near Fine.

$9.00

Britain Under The Romans

By Winbolt, S.E.

London: Penguin, 1945. Original vintage penguin edition. A short survey of the Roman conquest of Britain from Caesar and Claudius until the legions left . 144p. plates. maps. index. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$12.50

The Great Invasion

By Cottrell,Leonard

London: Reader's Union /Evans Brothers, 1960. 255p. plates maps.index. . Reprint. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket.

$17.50

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