Roman Britannia

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7 – The Claudian Invasion of Britannia

This episode covers the invasion of Britannia in 42 CE by emperor Claudius. The major characters we’ll be talking about today are… Emperor Claudius – Emperor of Rome and man in need of a serious PR campaign. Aulus Plautius – His General, and the man tasked with invading Britannia. Vespasian – Leader of the Second Legion and future Emperor of… Read more →

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8 – Caractacus, the Home-Wrecker

Caractacus’ rebellion leads to a nasty divorce, and Claudius marries a woman who’s killed at least one prior husband (a rookie mistake). This episode will cover the years 42 to 54 CE The main characters will be… Caractacus, leader of the British resistance and exiled king of the Catuvellauni. Aulus Plautius, the general who took Britannia for Emperor Claudius Publius… Read more →

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10 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part One

This episode focuses upon the year 60 and the story of Boudica, queen of the Iceni. The year was 1907. A young boy swimming in the river Alde spotted something shiny in the water. What he found was the bronze head that clearly had been hacked from the body a statue. He took it home, painted it white, and placed… Read more →

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11 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part Two

Here’s the exciting conclusion of Boudica’s Rebellion. Additionally, as a side note, I have rerecorded the first 4 podcasts (the Introduction episode through Island Part Two) and I hope to rerecord Part 3 sometime soon. So they should have significantly better sound quality etc! Enjoy! http://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/011.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Read more →

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12 – The Road to the North

I’m back! I was delayed due to my computer kindly self-destructing last week. So for this episode we’ll be talking about how awful life under Roman Rule was in the first century, the year of the four emperors, and the events that lead up to Agricola. If you’re a fan on the podcast, please click the “Show your support” button… Read more →

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13 – Agricola

We’re going to talk about the governorship of Agricola, the Scots, the Irish, and I’m going to say “isthmus” an unreasonable number of times! Here’s a map of Agricola’s advance. HOWEVER the dates listed are the later of the two dates I mention in the podcast. Many historians think that these dates should be one year earlier. (That will make… Read more →

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14 – The Mystery of the Ninth Legion

Ok, I’ll be the first to admit this one is a little confusing. After all, the whole mystery is more than a little confusing. So here is a list of the bits of evidence we’re talking about. – The Ninth was nearly destroyed in a night assault by the Caledonians during Agricola’s northern campaign. – The last known battle the… Read more →

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15 – Hadrian’s Wall

Phew! This one is done. It was a bit of a doozy, and is also on the long side, which is why it took me a bit to get it put together. So here’s the 15th episode. Beware the Ides of the Podcast! http://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/015.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Read more →

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17 – Advancement and Occupation

Antoninus decides that he also wants a wall, and sends the legions north to build one. Sorry about the delay on this episode, I’ve been fighting with my computer for a couple days. I recorded this episode as soon as I got it up and running. Thanks for your patience. A bust of Antoninus Pius from the MET in NYC.… Read more →