Not a happy anniversaryAugust 24, 2010
As BBC Radio 4 reminded us all this morning, this is the 1600th anniversary of the sack of Rome.
I fear that in the past I may have failed to mention the excellent ’AD410: The Year that Shook Rome’, by Sam Moorhead and David Stuttard. So I’m mentioning it today. It’s the useful sort of history book : the kind that’s written in an engaging manner, that actually explains what happened, and that doesn’t assume vast amounts of prior knowledge. It also has some great pictures.
If only I could remember who I lent mine to…