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OUT NOW: DYNASTY

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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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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Dynasty: Preface

ad 40. It is early in the year. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus sits on a lofty platform beside the…
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Rubicon: Preface

January 10th, the seven-hundred-and-fifth year since the foundation of Rome, the forty-ninth before the birth of Christ. The sun had…
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Print

The historical inspiration behind the epic TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones – The Guardian Why history has put Australia…
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Television

BBC 4 – Tom Holland discusses dinosaurs, myths and monster – 10.12.13 BBC 1 – When Tommy Met Mo –…
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Radio

BBC Radio 4, Start the Week BBC Radio 4, Making History – 7.1. BBC Radio 4, Any Questions,– 6.8.10 BBC…
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Philip of Macedon

Alexander the Great, it goes without saying, was a man not much given to modesty. In 334 BC, as he…
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Review: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Tom Holland enjoys three new studies investigating the ruthless kings and gods of ancient Egypt.   Read the full article…
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Tom Holland at the London History Festival

Tom Holland speaks at the London History Festival  
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