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The Recovery of Roman Britain 1586-1906: A Colony So Fertile

Richard Hingley


This book examines the impact of the discovery of physical evidence for Roman Britain between the late sixteenth and the early twentieth centuries. My earlier work, Roman Officers and English Gentlemen, explored how the Roman past of Britain was articulated as an aspect of ‘imperial discourse’ in British late Victorian and Edwardian society, how the Roman history and monuments of Britain were used to construct an imperial ancestry for contemporary Britain. The Roman empire, and Roman Britain in particular, were drawn upon to provide powerful contrasts and comparisons between the superpowers of ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237029
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199237029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hingley, author