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Roman soldier's handbook

Roman soldier's handbook

Roman soldier's handbook

  • The essential survival guide for novice soldiers about how to stay alive in the Roman Army.
  • Reveals all the gruesome truths of life in the Roman army, including what soldiers ate, what they wore and how they lived.
  • Witty illustrations complement the informative text, creating a friendly and accessible introduction to Roman history to use at home and in school.
“An educational but entertaining way of putting ancient history into modern hands”
Heritage Key website


Key Stage: KS2 H; Age 8+

BIC: C5N79

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781409567745
128 pages
198 x 130mm

Library edition hardback:
Price: £12.99
ISBN: 9781474903349
128 pages
198 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Lesley Sims

Illustrator: Ian McNee

Press Reviews

It’s good for kids because the diagrams and pictures are cartoony. I’d recommend it to my teacher and kids of 7 and up. I’d give it VIII out of X!

Reader Review, British Museum Remus Magazine
Get your child immersed in Roman history as they read this essential guide for everyone joining the Roman army. The quirky cartoon-style illustrations add a great deal of detail to this fascinating book which is an excellent accompaniment to KS2 history.
A great introduction to the dynamics of the Roman Army. Military manuals are known to have been used by the Roman Army, and this book provides an educational but entertaining way of putting ancient history into modern hands. The tone of the handbook is informal, which is far more appealing to students than a dry textbook. The language used promotes interactivity, and addresses the reader directly. There are also mini quizzes throughout the book.
Heritage Key website

Reader Reviews

I really enjoyed reading this book it gave me infomation but was also enjoyable. I used this book for my Humanites assessment it really helped! Thanks x :)

Rebecca Hunter, 10th December 2010