Richard Hingley is Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Durham, UK, and the author of numerous books on Roman Britain including Hadrian's Wall: A Life (2012), The Recovery of Roman Britain 1586 to 1906 (2008) and Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen (2005).
[T]his book will become the go-to book for researching Roman London, to anchor and orientate, and to point toward the archives and publications ... it is the essential collation of recent research that London has been crying out for. As a biography, we see Londinium's birth and questionable parentage, its troubled Boudican infancy, then its maturity, and finally its economic wobbles as age sets in. * American Journal of Archaeology * An impressive overview of present thought ... This briskly written synthesis, packed with helpful plans, is a great overview of the Roman town, and a handy launchpad for further reading about specific sites. * Current Archaeology * The book has the feel of an intelligent directory, and will surely be on the shelves of everyone remotely engaged with London's archaeology. * British Archaeology * Well illustrated with helpful chapter summaries ... particularly valuable is the author's ability to cross traditional (and restricting) boundaries and explore the archaeology in terms of its social, commercial, political and religious significance ... All in all an essential book for anyone studying, researching or just enjoying Roman Britain, English and Roman history, Roman archaeology or urban studies. * Classics for All * There has clearly been a significant amount of intensive research and thorough reading for this book ... The detailed descriptions of the form, location and chronology of the buildings of Londinium during the period AD 70-120 is particularly notable ... [A] detailed piece of work which has clearly involved much study. * European Journal of Archaeology * The virtue of Hingley's book is that it brings together a vast quantity of information ... Hingley is to be congratulated: not for writing the biography of Londinium, but for posing the right questions and, hopefully, for enabling other authors and excavators to stand on his shoulders, providing them with a clearer view from the data mountain. * Minerva * An extraordinary achievement. Richard Hingley guides us expertly through the remains of Roman Londinium, throwing light into the archaeological shadows. This is the benchmark and springboard for any future study. * Michael Shanks, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Stanford University, USA *