REVERED author of Roman historical novels, Simon Scarrow, will visit Colchester on Thursday as part of the launch of his latest book, Rebellion.

The 22nd novel of Mr Scarrow’s Eagles of the Empire series, Rebellion tells the story of Boudica’s capturing of Colchester and her attempts to lead the Iceni tribe in a revolt against the Roman Empire.

At 7pm on Thursday, November 16, Mr Scarrow will discuss Rebellion with avid readers and Roman historians at Waterstones, Colchester.

The 61-year-old became particularly interested in Roman history following several field trips to Colchester when he was at school, and his prodigious output of Roman novels in the past 20 years has resulted in Mr Scarrow rise to prominence as one of the leading authors in Roman history.

Describing the narrative, Mr Scarrow said: “The fall of Colchester is covered in the last book [Death to the Emperor].

“This picks up afterwards, around the ruins of Colchester covers does the rest of the Rebellion.

“It’s to do with the sacking of London and then St Albans and the final battle and all the to-ing and fro-ing between.”

Doors for the event open at 6.45pm and tickets for the evening can be bought via