Episode 2 Here’s Claudius and his fun loving Romans

This week we join the brave Claudius as he successfully invades and captures Britannia amazingly quickly. Then he nicks off back to Rome and lets the legions get with a rather lengthy mopping up process. Just as we are all getting quite accustomed to having the Romans running the place, they nick off! Oh dear, this can’t go well.

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Hadrian’s Big Beautiful Wall

Here’s a map of the Roman Empire

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I’m recommending you have a go at I Claudius by Robert Graves. Either the book or the TV series which may be old but shouldn’t have dated a great deal.

Also, if you want to catch up on what our brave Legate Vespasian has been up to and get a handle on that whole first Judean rebellion, have a go at Soldier of Rome series by James Mace. Ripping Yarn.

 

This weeks intro was Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No 7, 2nd Movement Allegretto. And our outro was Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes.