Roman Invasion of Britain


The Roman Invasion of Britain is separated into three episodes. The first deals with the invasion and the events leading up to it, as well as the British reaction and resistance to the occupancy.The second episode covers the deadly revolt by the Queen Boudicca; a hard-core woman who took the battle to the Roman's, killing their citizens as well as their troops. Also covered is the aftermath of the rebellion, as well as interesting ways Rome tried to win over the Britons with all kinds of innovations.One of the most interesting elements was that Rome created the very first towns and cities for Britain. Before the invasion, the Britons lived in small villages, and the concept of towns or cities was utterly alien to them.The final episode discusses typical life in Roman Britain, from the decline of Roman rule to what happened after the Romans pulled out. The series wraps up with an examination of the influence these events still have on Great Britain today.The energetic and enthusiastic Bettany Hughes serves as our narrator and guide, taking her film crew all over England, Scotland, and Wales.We get see ruins of Roman fortresses, towns, bathhouses, amphitheaters, an ancient gold mine, and a full explanation behind what Emperor Hadrian was up to with that Wall.Most of the facts come form source material provided by the Roman writer Tacitus. Also on hand are several experts who provide interesting insight into the Britons and their conquerors.And let's not forgot the obligatory re-enactors providing background color. While some are a bit cheesy, I have to give them kudos for authentic-looking Roman armor.This is just a preview. The full documentary was removed from the source.

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