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Romans in Britain

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Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 4 x 60 mins
  • CAN I WATCH LATER? Yes! Sign-up and we'll email you a recording
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

1: Island On The Edge of The World (6th June)

In 55BC, the island of Britain was on the very edge of the known world.

But that was all to change when Julius Caesar arrived with his army

Who were the people who inhabited Britain before the Roman conquest?

How were they organised?

Were they really “barbarians”?

And, how would they deal with Caesar?

2: Invasion & Resistance (13th June)

Nearly 100 years after Julius Caesar had left Britain, the Romans are back, and this time they mean business!

The Roman conquest of Britain is on but not without a fight.

Find out what happened when Emperor Claudius invaded Britain?

Who really was Boudicca and how close did she come to success?

And who on earth was Caractacus?

3: Britannia - The Roman Province (20th June)

For nearly 400 years, most of Britain was part of the Roman Empire.

That period has left its mark on the British landscape to this day.

What was life like in Roman Britain?

Did Britain really benefit from Roman rule?

How Roman did Britain become?

And, what happened beyond Hadrian’s Wall?

4: End of Empire (27th June)

In the early 400’s, with the empire starting to fragment, and the Imperial capital itself under threat, the Romans abandoned Britain.

Britannia was free and they hadn’t even had to fight a war of independence!

But the abandoned province was easy prey for raiders and invaders.

What happened next?

Who were these raiders and invaders?

How long did Roman culture and systems remain in place?

And, how did those raids change Ireland?

  • Duration: 4 x 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
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Meet the Host, Chris

Chris Green (aka The History Chap) is a History graduate with a passion for telling stories from British history and make the past come to life.

His YouTube channel (The History Chap) has over 1 million views a month and he has recently launched a podcast channel by the same name.

His website is: www.thehistorychap.com

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