Britain and Rome: Caesar to Claudius
The Exposure of a Renaissance Fraud
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
224 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 18 color illustrations
- June 2022
- In Stock
The author starts by showing that Caesar’s initial cross-Channel adventures were motivated not so much by seeking the glory of taming primitive savages but to gain control of an economic powerhouse. His treatment of the period leading up to the Claudian invasion and the invasion itself is even more shocking. Most significantly he argues convincingly that two of the most important Roman sources underpinning the conventional narrative are in fact Renaissance fakes and that their acceptance has distorted the interpretation of modern archaeological evidence. Meanwhile he reinstates a discounted British source. The result is a startlingly different version of Britain’s early history.