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Thanks so much for visiting my website and blog! As you might gather my name is Dr Simon Elliott and I'm an historian and archaeologist based in Kent. In 2017 I completed my PhD at the University of Kent in Archaeology where I studied the military presence in Britain during the Roman occupation (with a particular focus on the Classis Britannica regional fleet) -
I have had a large number of articles published regarding my research on military history and archaeology in publications such as Military History Monthly, History Today, BBC History Magazine, RUSI Journal and British Archaeology (links attached), and my first 'full fat' history book was published through The History Press in August 2016. Entitled 'Sea Eagles of Empire: The Classis Britannica and the Battles for Britain', it tells the story of the Roman Navy in Britain. This book won the Military History Monthly Book of the Year Award 2017. My second book, through Oxbow Books, was published in July last year and is entitled 'Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire'. This tells the story of the Roman military in all of its activities except fighting, so for example administration, engineering and construction and running industry. Meanwhile my next book, called 'Septimius Severus in Scotland: The Northern Campaigns of the First Hammer of the Scots', will be published by Greenhill Books in February 2018.
I speak and lecture regularly and widely on my research to history societies and archaeological groups, and most recently presented my 'Ragstone to Riches' presentation in the Guildhall in the City of London where I explained how the Roman city was built using ragstone quarried in the upper Medway Valley where I live. I am also the co-
Outside of history and archaeology I am an active war gamer and modeller, am a passionate rugby fan, equally love the louder end of rock music, and enjoy taking my golden doodle Hector for a walk!