The Last Legionary: Life as a Roman Soldier in Britain AD400
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The Last Legionary: Life as a Roman Soldier in Britain AD400

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In AD 400 Roman rule in Britain was collapsing as the thinly stretched empire was besieged on all sides. In this book, the author explores various aspects of Late Roman military life, from recruitment to weaponry, marriage to wages, warfare to religion.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by The History Press
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Jane
This book was unbelievable and informative!!! Very easy to read, three strands of narrative are woven together to give you the complete picture of the Roman soldier in Britannia in the late Roman Empire. First, there was straight nonfiction information. Secondly, narration included the representative experiences of a fictional 'Everyman' Roman common soldier, Gaius. The book covers Gaius's whole military career: from enlistment through honorable discharge and beyond. Thirdly, the author brings i...more
Dave
Not much of a story, but this is a GREAT resource for 4th, 5th Century research. It goes as far as breaking down to the different articles of clothing, and how it was decorated.
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