Category Archives: Roman

The origins of Surrey: two scholars’ work and my two pennies’ worth

(This is a long post. I didn’t set out to write such a whopper, rather it grew and grew as a result of choosing such a big, juicy topic which requires time to do it justice. Which is not to claim … Continue reading

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Making progress on several fronts

“each age confronts the debris of its history, material and traditional, as a way of finding a home for itself.” Picture the scene; it’s Saturday morning and I’m on a bus to Waterloo, blissfully unaware that half of London had … Continue reading

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I’m easily amazed…

…but this is pretty special in my eyes. Last week I visited the remains of the Roman amphitheatre below the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London. It’s well worth a look (with free entry as an added sweetener), … Continue reading

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