Telling the love story of Barates and Regina in a work of creative non-fiction written in the continuous present, Riley will explore this disturbing love story between a Syrian and a slave from Southern Britain living on Hadrian’s Wall in the classical era. A story about how the fate of the North East became so bound up with that of Caledonia and how our regional story is built on a long history of people of different races, religions and backgrounds.
Bronwen Riley bio
Bronwen is a writer with a special interest in the Classical world and Romania. Her books include Journey to Britannia and Transylvania. Committed to the promotion of culture and research in and of the North, she is a trustee of the Lakeland Arts Trust and the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society.