Peter Heather was born in Northern Ireland in 1960 and educated at Maidstone Grammar School and New College, Oxford. He has taught at University College, London, and Yale University, and is currently a Fellow of Medieval History at Worcester College Oxford. He is the author of a number of acclaimed works of history, including The Fall of the Roman Empire, published by Pan Macmillan in 2005.
The Roman Empire wasn’t built in day, and neither was it destroyed in one. But many historians peg its terminal decline and eventual fall to a sacking of the city, the second of three, that began on 2 June 455 AD.
Peter Heather introduces his new book.