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Roman Britain

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By Simon Elliott

While the advances in technology and manufacturing that took place in Britain during  the 18th and 19th centuries have entered the mainstream of history, few know about the industrialisation carried out during the Roman occupation, says Simon Elliott.

In this month's edition: an Englishman in the Spanish Civil War, life in postwar Germany and the Romans who made Britain.

New mobile app allows user to discover the history of ancient Londinium.

The newly refurbished Roman Vindolanda Museum opened last weekend. It will be home to nine of the Vindolanda Tablets, the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain, on loan from the British Museum.

Caligula was assassinated on January 24th, AD 41. He reputedly slept with his sisters and wanted to appoint his horse a consul. But was Tiberius' successor really insane or did he simply struggle to deal with the unlimited power that he received at such a young age?

David Mattingly revisits an article by Graham Webster, first published in History Today in 1980, offering a surprisingly sympathetic account of Roman imperialism.

Kathryn Hadley introduces 'iTweetus', the legionary Marcus Julius Latinus who is now telling the story of the Roman invasion of northern England on Twitter.

The emperor Hadrian presided over the Roman empire at its height, defined its borders and was one of the most cultured rulers of the ancient world. Neil Faulkner revisits his legacy, as the British Museum opens a major exhibition on his life and times.

David Mattingly says it’s time to rethink the current orthodoxy and question whether Roman rule was good for Britain.

Richard Cavendish recalls May 17th, 1257.

1,700 years ago this month, York saw the proclamation of a man who changed the course of the history of the world. Christopher Kelly introduces the Emperor Constantine.

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