The Roman Republic and Empire lasted from 400 B.C. until about the mid 5th century, roughly a thousand years. Its effect on subsequent societies was more profound than the impact of any other empire. This is especially true of Britain. In the 500 years of the Roman connection in Britain the foundations for all future British societies were well and truly laid, making possible the richness and uniqueness of all of them.
Dr O’Farrell has been lecturing for U3A International on the subject of British History for more than 13 years. He has previously taught at the University of California (from where he graduated),University of S. Carolina,University of London and Regent’s University. His main research interest is Tudor-Stuart Britain. He published in 2011 Shakespeare’s Patron, William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke, 1580-1630. Recently also published an article on Shakespeare in the Globe magazine. Each session affords opportunity for questions and answers.
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