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.
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.
Peter Furtado previews a major exhibition opening in York at the end of the month.
Archaeologist Miles Russell describes recent discoveries which overturn accepted views about the Roman invasion of Britain.