A captivating popular history that shines a light on the notorious Julio-Claudian women who forged an empire?
Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—these are the names history associates with the early Roman Empire. Yet, not a single one of these emperors was the blood son of his predecessor. In this captivating history, a prominent scholar of the era documents the Julio-Claudian women whose bloodline, ambition, and ruthlessness made it possible for the emperors’ line to continue.
Guy de la Bedoyere is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and well known from television appearances. He lives in Grantham Lincs, UK.