The Golden Age of Roman Britain

Guy de la Bédoyère
(Charleston, SC: Tempus Publishing, 1999) 194 pp., $37.50

Guy de la Bédoyère wears many hats—archaeology and history writer, veteran BBC presenter, antique coin and silver flatware collector and aviation buff—but his fascination with Roman Britain has led him to author eight books on the subject, including Hadrian’s Wall, History and Guide (1998), and Roman Towns in Britain (1992). The Golden Age of Roman Britain was in large part sparked by his travels to the American South, where he noted fascinating parallels between the elite cultures produced by plantation gentry and Roman villa owners.