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Roman Invasion: A British Boy is the thirty-seventh book in Scholastic UK's My Story. It was written by Jim Eldridge; his sixth for the series. The book was published in September 2008, and republished in May 2016 and March 2021 with new cover art. It was followed by Viking Blood.

Dedication[]

"To Lynne, my inspiration."

Book description[]

"It's AD 84 when Bran, a prince of the Carvetii tribe, is captured by the Romans.
A legion of soldiers is marching east, to build a military road. It's hostile country, and Bran is to go with them as a hostage to ensure the legion's safety... but no one is safe in newly conquered Britain.
"

""The gods have saved me for a purpose," I told them firmly. "I have a role to play. That role is to defeat the Romans and free this country from their rule. And I will fulfil it."
It's AD 84 when Bran, a prince of the Carvetii tribe, is captured by the Romans. A legion of soldiers is marching east, to build a military road. It's hostile country and Bran is to go with them as a hostage to ensure the legion's safety. With no one safe in newly conquered Britain, will Bran make it back to his tribe and the family he has left behind?
"

""He is not a child!" said my mother defiantly. "Bran is a prince, raised to be warrior like his father!"
It's AD 84 when Bran, a prince of the Carvetii tribe, is captured by the Romans. A legion of soldiers is marching east, to build a military road. It's hostile country, and they have raided the Carvetti tribe's home, forcing Bran to go with them as a hostage to ensure the legion's safety... but no one is safe in newly conquered Britain.
Can Bran escape without putting his family and the rest of the Carvetti tribe in danger?
"

"AD 84
As the shouting and screaming Caledonians swarmed down from the forested ridges, I was sure they would just sweep across the Romans and destroy them. The Romans showed no signs of panic, despite being heavily outnumbered. A row of soldiers armed with slingshots stepped forward from either side of the ranks of the Roman force and faced both onslaughts of the oncoming Caledonian warriors. As I watched, each man swung his slingshot around his head fast, and then hurled the stone it contained hard and straight into the front rank of the Caledonians. The effect was devastating.
"

Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Roman Invasion characters

Author[]

Main article: Jim Eldridge

Editions[]

Notes[]

  • The cover of the first edition was illustrated by artist Richard Jones.
  • The cover of the second edition is a photograph taken by Stephen Mulcahey.
  • Euan Cook illustrated the cover of the third edition of Roman Invasion.[8]
  • The portrait on the Canadian edition is photograph taken by Aldo Fierro. The background is a photograph licensed from Bettmann/CORBIS.[9]

References[]

See also[]


My Story
Original

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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