Paddy Lambert

Paddy Lambert is a student of archaeology and a regular contributor to Heritage Daily. Paddy has excavated sites within the UK and France where he supervises and teaches archaeology to the general public as part of an outreach project to raise awareness of the discipline.

‘A Study in Sherlock’ – The Case of a Revolutionary Detective

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character that has become a living part of our culture

In the Footsteps of the Missing Ninth Legion Hispana : Part One

The Ninth Legion ‘Hispana’, the lost legion of Rome that marched into the murky fog of history and into legend. The nature of its disappearance in the early second century AD - if it ever truly disappeared at all – has sparked a wealth of interest from the media and academia, as a result it is now immortalised in thousands of words of print and rolls of film.

The Future is locked Within the Past

Britain is a wealth of treasure; it glitters not with gold, but with stories. It holds tales of the mundane, the horrific, and the mesmerising.

The Myth of Roman Britain? – Part One

In order to discover whether the Roman occupation of Britain actually was as seismic a shift in history as portrayed within many circles. We must first look at the very thing which helps us wade through history, archaeology itself.

William Shakespeare – The Fictitious Bard? ACT II

William Shakespeare and his plays are, in themselves, a paradox. In the fantastical literary works, we are given old stories, with quilled magic touched upon them. Yet when we delve past those wholesome words, and in trying to find the man behind the bard, the extremely fragmentary pieces of personality discovered only seem to compound and deepen the mystery, shrouding him evermore in darkness.

The Gladiatorial Eagles : Roman Heroism and Single Combat on Early Battlefields. Part One – Beginnings

The idea of single combat in the Roman Empire immediately evokes the powerful image of the gladiator standing over a downed opponent, his gladius raised for the glory of the patron of the games, the crowds embroiled with the bloodlust so easily awakened.