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Simon Elliott to talk in London on the end of the Roman Britain

29 September 2017

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Dr Simon Elliott, who completed his PhD in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, will be delivering a talk entitled 'Later Roman London and the End of Roman Britain' at the Guildhall Library in London on 12 October 2017.

London was the capital city of Britannia. It governed a territory that in the South and the East was a fully functioning part of the Roman Empire, but to the North and West was a militarised border region. This far-flung territory of Rome changed over time, and eventually slipped out of the Imperial control. In this talk, Simon will tell the tale of Roman London from the ‘Crisis of the 3rd Century’ until its final demise in the early 5th century.

The event is part of the Londinium season, a series of events to tell the city's Roman story. Tickets cost £5.90, which includes wine reception.

Simon's PhD project, considered industry in Roman Kent and the role of the Roman Military therein, was entitled 'Late Roman Kent' and supervised by Dr Steve Willis. Last year, Simon published his first historical book, Sea Eagles of Empire: The Classis Britannica and the Battles for Britain (The History Press, 2016).

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