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The Roman Britain Trilogy

Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic young adult trilogy brings to life the history of Roman Britain. In each of these historical novels, young people must uncover mysteries and fight with heroism to stand up for what they believe in.

  • The Lantern Bearers
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    • The Lantern Bearers

    • The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 3)
      Rosemary Sutcliff
      Square Fish

    • The barbarians are coming!

      The Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Silver Branch
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    • The Silver Branch

    • The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 2)
      Rosemary Sutcliff
      Square Fish

    • Two rebels set out to bring down a tyrant

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Eagle
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    • The Eagle

    • The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Rosemary Sutcliff
      Square Fish

    • The bestselling classic is now a Major Motion Picture from Focus Features

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Eagle of the Ninth
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    • The Eagle of the Ninth

    • The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Rosemary Sutcliff
      Square Fish

    • The future of a legion is in Marcus's hands.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book

Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still's Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.