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Raiding in the Late Roman Period

In the Late 3rd Century environmental conditions around the Rhine, which gave rise to flooding and easier access to the sea allowed the Saxon and Frankish tribes to develop sea borne travel. It was at this time that the Roman … Continue reading

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Trojan England

In the twelfth century a welsh cleric wrote a book entitled the History of the Kings of Britain. He made claims within the book that stated that British kings were descended from the Trojans, and that ancestors of the Trojans … Continue reading

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Persian Empire

Rome’s obsession to conquer Persia dates back to around 55 BC when Crassus needed a victory, and the plunder that would come with that victory, for political ends in Rome. He looked to the Persian empire to provide both. Crassus … Continue reading

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Alaric and the Goths

Alaric and the Goths played an active part in the downfall of the Western Roman Empire. The origins of the Goths is still quite a puzzle for modern historians and archaeologists, though some of the written evidence dating from around … Continue reading

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New Channel 4 Roman TV series

I’ve always been interested in everything Roman, including both military and social history. So when channel 4 announce a new TV series, looking the building of a Roman villa by four modern builders using traditional methods then I’m hooked before … Continue reading

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Uses of technology to socially shape ancient and medieval Italian cities.

 This article looks at how technology was used to help shape ancient and medieval Italian cities. 

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