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VILLAS IN ROMAN BRITAIN; THE ART & ARCHITECTURE OF A REMOTE ROMAN PROVINCE & THEIR ORIGINS Guy de la Bédoyère Monday 13 May 2019

Over a thousand Roman villas are known in Britain. They range from modestly appointed farmhouses to country palaces, with a ‘golden age’ in the 4th century AD. The richest owners used architectural styles, wall paintings, mosaics, sculpture and luxury goods to advertise their status and to display their learning and taste. This lecture explains how villas developed in Roman Britain and their fate, with a special focus on Lullingstone.


Guy de la Bédoyère is a historian and archaeologist, well-known for his frequent appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team and his numerous books on Roman History. He has degrees from the universities of Durham and London and worked for many years in the BBC. He also taught History and Classical Civilization at a girls’ grammar school for nine years. He has lectured to societies in Britain, the Gloucester History Festival and also in Western Australia. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.