From the Scottish lowlands to the chalk cliffs of Dover, the Romans have left many impressive traces of their 500-year occupation of mainland Britain. Their roads criss-cross the landscape, & the names of their towns survive in modern cities. This is a personal account of the authors 3,500-mile journey around the best-known ancient sites & highways. In addition to describing the monuments & excavations accessible to present-day visitors, he provides a scholarly & imaginative reconstruction of Roman life & culture, together with 8 maps & 58 photos of places & artifacts. A table of the chief historical events charts the rise & fall of Roman influence.