Sir Rupert Jackson (a former lord justice of appeal) is an independent scholar based in London, UK. Having read Classics at Cambridge before turning to the law, he has retained a lifelong interest in the subject. He is a keen and experienced academic reviewer of titles relating to Classics and Ancient History.
This book is a great read and recommended for anyone who enjoys enthralling, well-written stories - even if they do not consider themselves history buffs. * The Law Society Gazette * Several things make this book stand out, not least its dry, often pertinent humour, which makes the reader want to power ahead, and instances of which made this reviewer laugh aloud ... With its clear and easy style that brings Roman Britain with all its complexities and contradictions hustling and bustling back into life, it is written for students and general readers. There should be at least one copy in every library, for this deserves to be a go-to book for many years to come. * Classics for All * Rupert Jackson presents an excellent and comprehensive introduction to Roman Britain, which explores ancient sources as well as the diversity of modern scholarly opinion. His crisp style, punctuated by humour, will engage the reader. -- James Renshaw, Classics Teacher, Godolphin and Latymer School, UK In recent years there has been a renaissance in the study of Roman Britain, with a wide variety of new material approaches being developed, many of which have shied away from the textual sources. In this book Rupert Jackson revisits Roman Britain, re-engaging with the written evidence, but placing it in the context of new ideas and key recent discoveries. This refreshing approach provides an excellent and rounded account of the province which will be of interest to specialist and general readers alike.' -- Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK