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Digging the Trenches


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The waging of war in prehistoric Nothern Europe has hitherto not been the subject of many studies and publications. Therefore, Julie Wileman explains her purpose is to provide broader knowledge among the general public. This effort deserves praise, and can be appreciated by the general reader as well as the more experienced student of the subject.

Acta Historica

This is an interesting and well-illustrated look into the exciting world of modern archaeology. It is a book not to be missed and it should appeal to a wide audience as a modern detective story. It may enthuse some readers to such an extent that they will become archaeologists and contribute to our essential pool of knowledge of the past.


Such a study as this is a welcome addition, and will prove useful to those interested in all aspects of Roman history, not just the enthusiast of Rome. The book is well written and ultimately succeeds in engaging both the academic and popular reader. Overall, a fascinating read that I highly recommend, and indispensable to anyone interested in Roman Britain.

Ancient Warfare Magazine

An accessible read, 'Nottingham: The Buried Past of a Historic City Revealed' is ideal for anyone with a general interest in the history of the city. This is the only book detailing Nottingham's history through archaeological research and it offers some intriguing potential answers to the never-before published mysteries which archaeological work has uncovered in this fascinating city.

Nottingham & Long Eaton Topper

This is a welcome reissue of a fascinating volume by the accomplished scholar Professor Jocelyn Toynbee, originally published in 1973. She describes the roles that animals played in the Roman world or in warfare, as domestic pets or as food. She also outlines their mythological and religious symbolism. An added extra is the appendix on Roman veterinary medicine.