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A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.

Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people finally came to welcome the rule of an autocrat who could give them peace. 'Augustus', their new master called himself: 'The Divinely Favoured One'.

Dynasty is the portrait of a family that transformed and stupefied Rome.

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Ten places to see Roman Britain today

Read Tom Holland’s top ten places to see remainder of the Roman Empire in twenty-first-century Britain.    Hadrian’s Wall The…
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LSE Literary Festival: Re-Writing History

Hear Tom Holland in conversation with Margaret MacMillan at LSE Literary Festival 2016. This discussion, chaired by Sir Peter Stothard, explores the ways…
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History at the Hay Festival- The Rise of Islam

Tom Holland discusses, how did Islam become one of the most powerful religions in the world?
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Speaking freely about religion, in conversation with Francesca Stavrakopoulou at the 2014 World Humanist Congress

In this session from the 2014 IHEU World Humanist Congress, Tom Holland and Francesca Stavrakopoulou discuss the difficulties faced when non-religious critics…
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A response to Dr Jonathan Brown on the five daily prayers

This article is in response to Dr Jonathan Brown’s article, which can be read here.   I fear that Dr…
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‘A sensational story': the critics verdict on Dynasty

Since its publication in September, Dynasty has been reviewed and discussed widely across the media, and the consensus is clear…
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Dynasty out now!

The wait is over – Dynasty, Tom Holland’s gripping new account of the rise and fall of the house of…
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The new website is live!

As you have probably noticed, Tom’s website has undergone something of a makeover, to mark the publication of Dynasty in…
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The battle of the Teutoburg Forest

To coincide with the publication of Dynasty, Tom Holland visits the scene of Arminius’s slaughter of Varus’ three legions in…
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