A Gathering of Eagles (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Gathering of Eagles Describes the formative period in Scottish history when Caledonia was the northern frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Again and again massive Roman armies struck north, and the tribesmen of the north endured, resisted and struck back, frustrating the Imperial forces as they struggled to cope with an awkward and hostile landscape.
- Published: 22 February 2005
- Format: Paperback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781841583846 ISBN 10: 1841583847
- Sales rank: 697,708
Full description for A Gathering of Eagles
Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, A Gathering of Eagles outlines in an original and authoritative way the story of the Roman presence in Scotland. It includes new evidence about the earliest penetration of Scotland, new clues to a possible seaborne assault by the Imperial army and reassessments of the contributions of individual legions. The book includes an in-depth analysis of the important Roman fortifications at Burnswark, as well as listing other Roman sites that can be visited across Scotland. This book is part of a newly updated edition of the acclaimed Making of Scotland series produced by Historic Scotland and Birlinn which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.