Nero: The man behind the myth exhibition at the British Museum

“Nero is known as one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and madness.

The last male descendant of the emperor Augustus, Nero succeeded to the throne in AD 54 aged just 16 and died a violent death at 30. His turbulent rule saw momentous events including the Great […]

Double authors turn to crime

Off on tour! Well, a virtual one. And it’s a double one shared with renowned historical fiction writer, Helen Hollick!

So far, so normal… Or is it?

The backstory

You know me as the author of the Roma Nova thrillers featuring heroines Carina and Aurelia in four books each. Basically, what if an Ancient […]

What did Eboracum Roman Festival do for me?

Apologies to Monty Python for cannibalising their line, but what was a Roma Novan doing at the Roman festival last weekend in York? Being Roman, that’s what.

Three days of immersed in Roman life and not having to explain that you are slightly crazy. Three days of sharing, laughing and learning about our favourite time […]