Jill Stern examines this key date in British history.
From then on large parts of Britain become a colony of the Roman Empire. Who were these Britons who inhabited this island and what language/s did they speak? Where did the Romans land? Was it in Kent as is usually described or was it in Sussex? Why did they come? Was it an invasion or were the Romans invited in?
In our discussion we will concentrate on the beautiful Roman Palace at Fishbourne near Chichester.
Jill Stern is an historian. Aged twenty she graduated with first class honours in History from King’s College London. Much of her working life was spent as a teacher at Wycombe Abbey School and as chairman of a Health Authority in West London and vice-chairman of North Thames Regional Health Authority. Returning to academic study she gained an MA (Distinction) and a doctorate in seventeenth century Dutch history at University College London. As a doctoral student she was awarded the prestigious Pollard Prize for History. She has a book and many published articles to her credit. She has lectured in Britain, the Netherlands and New York. History is her lifelong passion and she is keen to share that passion with.