Notes: Episode 42, Roman Britannia (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   8:18 – Listen, we all say things sometimes that we wish we could take back. To categorize the Romanization of the Britons as not hurting anyone and no one minding is painting the entire thing with an awfully broad brush; Boudica, for example, had minded quite […]

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42. Roman Britannia (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the building of Hadrian’s Wall, the maturation of the province of Britain, the political upheavals of the later Western Roman empire, and the eventual Saxon raids that mark the end of Roman influence on the British Isles. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 41, Roman Britannia (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   9:47 – Phil’s question – why did so many wars end with one decisive battle – is something I’m going to talk about for a bit at this point in terms of social and conventional terms. There’s one thing I forgot to mention, though: armies weren’t […]

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41. Roman Britannia (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the roots of both the Celtic and Roman civilizations very briefly before diving into their early intersections, beginning with the invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar and ending this part with the Boudican Rebellion and immediate aftermath. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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