Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016
The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now
Ancient Rome matters.
Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the ind
In the early planning stages of Freedom Park Robin Binckes participated as a member of the history sub-committee. The amount of debate and argument, much of it heated, astounded him. Practically every event discussed was interpreted from diametrically differing viewpoints.
Presented in the form of biographies centering on a number of men, women and families varying in status and race, Cape lives of the eighteenth century provides a vivid survey of the Cape of Good Hope at the end of the Dutch period, during a period of rapid and dramatic development and change for the colony.
In 1707 is die Nederlander Hermanus Bosman as sieketrooster van die gemeente Drakenstein aangestel. Die Bosmans van Drakenstein bevat transkripsies van ongeveer 'n honderd briewe, ander persoonlike geskrifte, gedigte en dokumente uit die tydperk 1705–1842 wat met hierdie familie in verband staan.