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Pupil report: Bestselling author of historical fiction visits Bryanston

Author Ben Kane visited Bryanston to talk to the whole D year group on ancient Roman life.

Best-selling author Ben Kane, famous for ‘The Forgotten Legion’ and other brilliant novels specialising in historical fiction, recently visited Bryanston. His talk mostly focused on Roman soldiers.

We really enjoyed his talk, particularly the way he used visuals to engage us. He brought authentic recreations of the things Romans used to wear, including armour, shoes and socks.

Overall, we found the talk fascinating. It gave us an idea of what a Roman’s life as a soldier was like. We followed up the talk with discussions in our Latin and Classical Civilisation classes.

By D pupils Bay S and Ana W