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Author Grainge, Gerald
Title The Roman Channel crossing of A.D.43 : the constraints on Claudius's naval strategy / Gerald Grainge
Imprint Oxford : Archaeopress, 2002
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX DA90 B223  v.332    AVAILABLE    30530001037043
Descript viii, 159 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Series BAR British series ; 332
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-154) and index
"The academic consensus that the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43 landed at Richborough, Kent, has been challenged in recent years. Proponents of the alternative hypothesis that it took place at or near Fishbourne, West Sussex, have claimed that this makes better sense of the account in the ancient sources. This volume asks what sense the Fishbourne hypothesis makes in terms of the options for the naval strategy of the crossing. After considering the respective archaeological and topographical contexts of the sites, the work discusses general logistical issues as well as the type of ships available to the invading forces and assesses the evidence for their performance. The study concludes by looking at the choices facing the Roman naval planners of AD 43."-- Publisher's catalog
Subject English Channel -- Strategic aspects
Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 55 B.C.-449 A.D
Great Britain -- Invasions
Romans -- Great Britain -- History
Claudius, Emperor of Rome, 10 B.C.-54 A.D
Claudius, Emperor of Rome
Great Britain -- History -- Invasions
Romeinen (volk) gtt
Invasies. gtt
History sigle
Operations, strategy and tactics sigle
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