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Lindsay Powell                         Historical Detective

Media, Book Trade, Education

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Katie Eaton
Pen and Sword Books Ltd
47 Church Street
South Yorkshire
S70 2AS

Telephone: +44 (0)1226 734267



Michaela Goff
Casemate Publishers
908 Darby Road
PA 19083

Telephone: +1 610 853 9131


News Releases

March 10, 2015: Marcus Agrippa: First New Biography of Caesar Augustus' Right-Hand Man in Nearly 80 Years

November 21, 2013:
Ancient Rome's 'JFK Moment'

October 8, 2012: The Moment Ancient Rome Stood Still

September 25, 2013: Germanicus: New Book Assesss Life of Rome's Most Popular General

July 14, 2011: We've Been Here Before, and If We're Smart We'll Learn from the Past

June 13, 2011:
Eager for Glory: New Book Reveals the Life of the Man Augustus Regarded as Role Model for the Caesars

Events Schedule for 2017

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Lindsay writes daily on the latest archaeological discoveries and also on modern times drawing parallels with the ancient world - often proving under the Sun there's nothing new. Follow his daily tweets at @Lindsay_Powell.


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Listen to Lindsay discuss aspects of ancient warfare with other experts in The History Network's Ancient Warfare podcast from episode 8 on. Download each podcast to your iPod or MP3 player or listen online now.


Barbarians Rising (episodes 1, 2 and 3), October Films for History Channel, 2016.

BBC Radio Berkshire Anne Diamond Show, with Tony Blackburn, 5 November 2013.

"Wokingham Author Unravels Ancient Mystery", The Bracknell News, 18 October 2013, p. 2.

"Historian Lindsay Powell Explains Conquest of Germania", The Wokingham Times, 7 September 2011, p. 10.

"Lend Your Ears for the Tale of Roman Emperor", Bracknell News, 1 September 2011 p. 19

Quoted in "Fight to the Last! A Historical Look at Military Sieges and Last Stands" by Don Vaughn in Military Officer Magazine, May 2011

On interviewing Matthew Dennison, author of Livia, Empress of Rome, March 2011

Honourable Mentions

In Roberto Genovesi, La legione occulta dell'impero romano (2017)

In Ben Kane, Eagles in the Storm (2017)

In Ben Kane, Hunting the Eagles (2016)

In Ben Kane, Eagles at War (2015)

In Ruth Downie, Semper Fidelis (2013)

Conferences and Talks

October 9, 2013: Talk on the life and death of Germanicus Caesar to The Classical Association and Dept. of Classics, University of Reading.

April 15-18, 2011:
Poster session at The Classical Association Annual Conference, Dept. of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University.


Lindsay Powell marching with The Ermine Street Guard.

Ermine Street Guard

Published Papers

Lindsay has been writing non-fiction pieces (listed below) over several years on a variety of subjects relating to Roman history. These include Ancient Warfare, Exercitus, Military Heritage and Strategy and Tactics magazines, and most recently the Spanish language publication Desperta Ferro. He also contributes to as well as

Since November 2011 Lindsay is the news editor and a columnist for Ancient Warfare Magazine.



When Eagles Clashed: The Battle of Pharsalus, 9 August 48 BC, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 24-32

King Messiah versus Roman Emperor: Uncovering the Story of the Bar Kokhba War, AD 132-136Osprey Publishing (military history blog)

The Road to Hell: Two Battles on the Via Postumia, AD 69Ancient Warfare, Vol. 10, No. 6, March/April 2017, pp. 28-36 2016


La larga sombra de Quintilio Varo: Roma y Germania tras el desastre,
Desperta Ferro, No. 39, November/December 2016, pp. 52-55

A Trophy Proud to Thee: Celebrating Victory the Augustan Way, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 9, No. 6, February/March 2016, pp. 16-20


Camino a la Gloria: La Batalla de Forum Gallorum y el Asedio de Mutina,
Desperta Ferro, No. 25, September/October 2014, pp. 14-22

Fight in the Fog: The Battle of Vercellae, MyHistoryDigest, June 2014

Opposing Sides: Lindsay Powell goes behind the lines of Germanic warriors and Roman soldiersOsprey Publishing (military history blog)

The Small Screen Shows Hollywood the Way to the Past
, The Wicker Shield Blog, April 2014


Germanicus Caesar: Rome's Most Popular General, Fighting Times III 2013

The Battle of Maiden Castle, AD 44
, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 6, No. 6, February/March 2013, pp. 3-8


Massacre at Teutoburg
, Strategy & Tactics, No. 276, September/October 2012, pp. 28-39

Fight in the Fog: Vercellae 101 BC
, Military HeritageJune 2012, pp. 54-59


The Roman Army Reborn, Ancient WarfareVol. 5, No. 3, May/June 2011, p. 4

Vindolanda: Living it up on the North-western Frontier,

The Last Clash of the Cimbri and Romans: The Battle of Vercellae, 101 BC, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 5, No. 1, March/April 2011, pp. 27-33

Drusus the Elder: First Conqueror of Germania, Military Heritage, February/March 2011, pp. 8-11


Fighting for the Gods: Historical Introduction, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 4, No. 5, October/November 2010, pp. 2-5


Bella Germaniae: The German Wars of Drusus the Elder and Tiberius, Ancient Warfare, Special 1, 2009, pp. 10-16


The Coinage and the Roman Army of the Early Empire, Exercitus, Autumn 2007, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 145-149 


For the Record: Administration in the Roman Army During the First to Third Centuries AD, Exercitus, Summer 1990, Vol. 2, No. 8, Supplement (22 pages)

Upholding the Law: The Roman Army and the Administration of Justice, Exercitus, Winter 1989, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 124-131

Leaving the Service: Retiring from the Roman Army During the Empire, Exercitus, Autumn 1988, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 78-83

The Mood of the Armies: Morale and Mutiny in the Roman Army of the First Century AD, Exercitus, Spring 1988, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 61-64

Bar Kokhba: The Roman Army in the Second Jewish Revolt AD 132-5, Exercitus, Summer 1987, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 40-45

Omens, Oracles and Prophecies in the Roman World, Exercitus, Winter 1986, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 11-17 – reprint of the winning entry to The Classical Association (Cardiff and District Branch) Competition 1979

Book Reviews:

The Second Jewish Revolt by Menahem Mor,

Jewish War Under Trajan and Hadrian by William Horbury,

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
 by Adrian Goldsworthy,

Augustus (Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World) edited by Jonathon

Teutoburg Forest AD 9 by Michael McNally, Ancient WarfareVol. 6, No. 3, August/ September 2012, pp. 56-57

The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture by Harriett I.

Roman Warships
by Michael Pitassi,

The Cavalry of the Roman Republic by Jeremiah B. McCall,

The Crisis of Rome: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius by Gareth Sampson, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 5, No. 2, May/June 2011, pp. 54-55

The Army and the Frontiers of Rome, Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series No. 74 edited by W.S. Hanson, Ancient WarfareVol. 5, No. 1, March/April 2011, p. 56

Livia, Empress of Rome: A Biography by Matthew Dennison,

Belisarius: The Last Roman General by Ian Hughes, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 4, No. 5, October/November 2010, pp. 56-57

The Roman Army of the Principate 27BC-AD117
by Nic Fields,
 Ancient Warfare, Vol. 4, No. 3, June/July 2010, pp. 56-57

Trajan: Lion of Rome by C.R.H. Wildfeuer, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 3, No. 5, August/September 2009, p. 56

Militärdiplome edited by M.A. Speidel/H. Lieb, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 3, No. 4, June/July 2009, p. 56

Caesar's Gallic Triumph: Alesia 52BC by Peter Inker, Ancient Warfare, Vol. 3, No. 1, February/March 2009, p. 55

A Companion to the Roman Army edited by Paul Erdkamp, Exercitus, Autumn 2007, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 153-154 

Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest by Adrian Murdoch,  Exercitus, Autumn 2007, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 153-154 

If you are unable to find Exercitus in your library, please contact him by e-mail about getting copies of the articles.


Trade Magazines

Lindsay has written articles on high technology products and trends, a selection of which are presented here.

Small Yet Perfectly Formed, PC/104 and Small Form Factors, Summer 2009

Making the Right Connection, Scientific Computing, May/June, 2009

New PICMG 2.30 Draft Standard for cPCI Can Extend Legacy System Life, ECN, June 1, 2009

Brainstorm – Military Electronics, ECN, May 1, 2009

Brainstorm – Holiday Wish List, ECN, December 1, 2008

High Speed Connectors Meet Power Demands of Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Supplement, ECN, November 18, 2008

Industry Focus – Perfect Vision, ECN, November 17, 2008

Shedding New Light on Interconnect Solutions, Supplement Technology and Applications Trends,
EE Product News, August 2002, pp. 18-19

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