Roman Baths in Britain by Tony Rook
Roman Baths in Britain by Tony Rook Soft back, 64 pages, Illustrated B&W, 15cm x 21cm
The Romans were very fond of bathing, often in considerable style. This book shows you where you can still see evidence of these activities in Britain today.
Roman Baths in Britain contents:
- List of illustrations
- Architectural development
- The structure of baths
- Further reading
On the back cover:
Almost every Roman site in Britain seems to have had its baths. They needed to be strongly built and to a large extent were constructed below contemporary ground level. As a result the remains of Roman baths have resisted demolition and subsequent damage by the plough. The uses of most rooms on many Roman sites can only be guessed at, but baths are an exception. We can imagine how, and in what environment, the Romans and their slaves bathed. Despite great variation in plan, bathing establishments are easily recognised, as are the characteristic materials used in their construction. The purpose of this book is to explain how Roman baths came to be built, how they were constructed, how they were used, and how they worked. There is a gazetteer of sites where baths can be seen.