Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins

underCharlotte Higgins travels Britain searching for traces of our Roman past in physical remains and detailing as she goes a concise history of 400 years of Roman Britain.  Under Another Sky is well written and very readable, no previous knowledge of Roman or British history is required; though a love of Rosemary Sutcliffe’s Eagle of the Ninth is a bonus.

The balance is tipped in favour of the history over the detailing of Roman remains and the author’s experience on the ground – but that is probably due to the breadth of the subject matter.  I read the book cover to cover but equally you could dip into it as it pleases you.


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