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De la Bédoyère, Guy

Overview
Works: 65 works in 364 publications in 6 languages and 9,548 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Diaries  Sources  Biography  Military history  Records and correspondence  Naval history  Autobiographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator, Illustrator
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Most widely held works by Guy De la Bédoyère
Roman Britain : a new history by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new account of Britain as a Roman province, Guy de la Bedoyere puts the Roman conquest and occupation of the island within the larger context of Romano-British society and how it functioned." "The book includes reconstruction drawings by the author that re-create structures from Chester's unusual "elliptical building" to the triumphal arch at Richborough and the temple of Sulis-Minerva at Bath. Dramatic aerial views of Roman remains such as Housesteads along Hadrian's Wall and the Saxon Shore fort of Portchester are also featured, as are a wide array of images of Roman villas, mosaics, coins, pottery, and sculpture. The book incorporates the very latest discoveries, including the remains of a stadium recently uncovered at Colchester."--Jacket
Particular friends : the correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn by Samuel Pepys( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gladiator : life and death in ancient Rome by John Malam( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of gladiators and how the practice fit into Roman society for almost 700 years
The writings of John Evelyn by John Evelyn( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real lives of Roman Britain : a history of Roman Britain through the lives of those who were there by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little disputed, and the archaeological remains of villas, forts, walls, and cities explain a great deal, we lack a clear sense of individual lives. This book is the first to infuse the story of Britannia with a beating heart, the first to describe in detail who its inhabitants were and their place in our history. A lifelong specialist in Romano-British history, Guy de la Bedoyere is the first to recover the period exclusively as a human experience. He focuses not on military campaigns and imperial politics but on individual, personal stories. Roman Britain is revealed as a place where the ambitious scramble for power and prestige, the devout seek solace and security through religion, men and women eke out existences in a provincial frontier land. De la Bedoyere introduces Fortunata the slave girl, Emeritus the frustrated centurion, the grieving father Quintus Corellius Fortis, and the brilliant metal worker Boduogenus, among numerous others. Through a wide array of records and artifacts, the author introduces the colorful cast of immigrants who arrived during the Roman era while offering an unusual glimpse of indigenous Britons, until now nearly invisible in histories of Roman Britain"--
The Romans for dummies by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history."--Tony Robinson star of Blackadder and Time Team. This entertaining and informative guide introduces readers to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains
Defying Rome : the rebels of Roman Britain by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The power of the Roman Empire was under constant challenge. Nowhere was this truer than in Britain, Rome's remotest and most recalcitrant province. A succession of idealists, chancers and reactionaries fomented dissent and rebellion. Some, like Caratacus and Boudica, were tribal chiefs wanting to expel Rome and recover lost power. Others were military opportunists such as Carausius and Allectus, who wanted to become emperor and were prepared to exploit everything Britain had to offer to support their bids for power. Each of these rebellions reads like a story in itself, combining archaeology with the dramatic testimony of the historical and epigraphic sources, and explains why Britain was such a hot-bed of dissent. Book jacket."--Jacket
Praetorian : the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la Bédoyère provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them. de la Bédoyère introduces Praetorians of all echelons, from prefects and messengers to artillery experts and executioners. He explores the delicate position of emperors for whom prestige and guile were the only defenses against bodyguards hungry for power. Folding fascinating details into a broad assessment of the Praetorian era, the author sheds new light on the wielding of power in the greatest of the ancient world's empires."--Provided by publisher
The buildings of Roman Britain by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first polio vaccine by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of the development of the polio vaccine, including information on the debilitating affects of the virus through the 1950s when a cure was found by immunologist Jonas Salk
The first computers by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the invention of computers and how they developed into the machines of today
The discovery of penicillin by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Afrikaans and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of the discovery of penicillin, including information on how its bacteria killing properties was a turning point in medicine when it was discovered by Alexander Fleming
Diary by John Evelyn( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn's diary gives a full and vivid account of life and manners in England in the seventeenth century. Written by a cultivated man of property and means, it takes us from his childhood right up to a few weeks before his death, a period of exceptional change. Evelyn lived through the Civil War, the Common-wealth, the Restoration, the reigns of Charles II and James II, the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the reigns of William III and Mary II, and the first part of the reign of Anne. He saw his country move from being one of the lesser, and least influential, states in Europe into a nation on the brink of becoming a major world power. He witnessed and participated in the growth of a reasoned and critical approach to science which paved the way for the coming of the Industrial Revolution in the century after his death. In his own time John Evelyn had a considerable personal reputation, both as a friend and associate of royalty and the famous, and also a learned man. He was the author of a number of books on many different subjects, and translated into English others in Latin or French. He was a founding member of the Royal Society and his friends included Samuel Pepys, Robert Boyle and Christopher Wren. He was also a celebrated gardener and authority on trees. In short he was one of a vitally important and influential group of men at the centre of seventeenth century English society and learning
The letters of Samuel Pepys, 1656-1703 by Samuel Pepys( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The candour of Pepys's Diary reveals the private man in unique detail. His letters, more considered, show him in another light: man of affairs, public-spirited, a networker. Furthermore, the Diary covers only nine years and five months of his life, but the letters provide vital evidence for his whole career: first on the staff of the future Earl of Sandwich, then the Diary years as Clerk of the Acts, his rise to greatness as Secretary of the Admiralty, and finally his retirement after the Glorious Revolution."
English Heritage book of Roman towns in Britain by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities of Roman Italy : Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Ostia have excited the imagination of scholars and tourists alike since early modern times. The removal of volcanic debris at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the clearance of centuries of accumulated soil and vegetation from the ancient port city of Rome at Ostia, have provided us with the most important evidence for Roman urban life. Work goes on at all three sites to this day, and they continue to produce new surprises. Pompeii is the subject of many accessible and useful books, but much less is available in English for the other two cities. This book is designed for students of classics and archaeology A-level or university courses who need a onestop introduction to all three sites. Its principal focus is status and identity in Roman cities, and how these were expressed through institutions, public buildings and facilities, private houses and funerary monuments, against a backdrop of the history of the cities, their rise, their destruction, preservation and excavation. The reader is also guided towards other reading material and Internet sites that now offer unprecedented online access to the cities."--Page 4 of cover
The finds of Roman Britain by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English Heritage book of Roman villas and the countryside by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Römerzeit - Villa/Gehöft
Hadrian's Wall : history and guide by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eagles over Britannia by Guy De la Bédoyère( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Roman Britain : a new history
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Particular friends : the correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John EvelynGladiator : life and death in ancient RomeThe Romans for dummiesDefying Rome : the rebels of Roman BritainThe buildings of Roman BritainThe first polio vaccineThe first computersThe discovery of penicillin
Alternative Names
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