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From Plunder to PreservationBritain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940$
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Astrid Swenson and Peter Mandler

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265413

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.001.0001

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Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire*

Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire*

Chapter:
(p.49) 3 Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire*
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From Plunder to Preservation
Author(s):

Mary Beard

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0003

Starting from a famous address by Francis Haverfield, this chapter reflects on the relationship between Romano-British archaeology and the politics of the British empire, challenging any simple equation between the Roman empire and the modern. It also considers the nineteenth-century history of Hadrian's Wall, and its restoration.

Keywords:   Francis Haverfield, Romano-British Archaeology, British Empire, Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall

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