Roman Invasion of Britain

Roman Invasion of Britain

     
 

Celebrated historian-cum-author Bettany Hughes hosts this three-episode documentary program, which chronicles a little-known but unspeakably tragic period of English history. The film travels back in time to the hundred or so years immediately preceding the birth of Christ, when Emperor Claudius and other Roman rulers began a series of systematic attempts to add… See more details below

Overview

Celebrated historian-cum-author Bettany Hughes hosts this three-episode documentary program, which chronicles a little-known but unspeakably tragic period of English history. The film travels back in time to the hundred or so years immediately preceding the birth of Christ, when Emperor Claudius and other Roman rulers began a series of systematic attempts to add Britain to the Roman Empire. Unthinkable brutalities followed, long forgotten but rediscovered in the early 21st Century via unearthed artifacts that Hughes discusses onscreen. The film presents a wealth of available evidence that it uses to recreate details of the said events - including biographical profiles of Queen Boudicca and others, key battle reenactments, and much more.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
UPC:
0054961847990
Rating:
NR
Source:
Athena
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:18:00
Sales rank:
5,437

Special Features

12-Page Viewer's Guide with Timeline, Questions to Consider, History of Rome's Failed British Invasions, Background on Roman and Celtic Weaponry, Biography of Roman Historian Tacitus, and an Essay on daily life in Ancient Britain; ; Extended Interviews with Historians and Bonus Footage; Biographies of Major Figures in the Roman Conquest of Britain

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Roman Invasion of Britain
1. Empire of Rome [7:46]
2. Invasion by Water [8:31]
3. Landing [7:46]
4. Ruthless Military Force [7:50]
5. Breaking an Alliance [8:56]
6. Fighting Spirit [5:09]
1. Boudicca's Revolt [8:41]
2. Trinovantes [8:50]
3. Burning Cities [8:32]
4. First British Heroine [7:57]
5. Roman Cities [8:23]
6. Hadrian's Wall [3:51]
1. South of Hadrian's Wall [7:59]
2. Military Presence [8:35]
3. Slave Labor [8:33]
4. The Plan of Caratacus [6:57]
5. Constantine the Great [7:20]
6. Going East [6:59]

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