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Walking Britain's Roman Roads

Season 1
'Walking Britain's Roman Roads' is a six-part series presented by historian Dan Jones, who retraces the story of Britain's Roman past by following six of their famously straight roads. Dan meets experts and historians en route and discovers how the Romans used their transport network first to conquer Britain and then to import their religions, crafts, trade goods and building techniques.
20206 episodes
TV-PG
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Watling Street
    June 30, 2020
    44min
    TV-PG
    Dan Jones travels the oldest and longest Roman road, Watling Street, built in 43 AD following the Roman invasion and colonisation of Britain. It runs for 240 miles from Kent to Shropshire.
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  2. S1 E2 - Ermine Street
    July 7, 2020
    43min
    TV-PG
    Dan Jones travels the historic Roman road of Ermine street, which connects the two great cities founded by the Romans, London and York. Along the way he explores the story of religion in Roman Britain. While they were importing their own beliefs, they also absorbed native traditions and later endorsed the establishment of Christianity here.
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  3. S1 E3 - Dere Street
    July 14, 2020
    45min
    TV-PG
    This time Dan Jones explores not one but two Roman roads: Dere Street, the northern-most Roman road in Britain, which runs from York to Scotland, and Stanegate, a key East- West route which runs alongside the great defensive barrier of Hadrian's Wall. His journey reveals the story of Roman military and colonial ambitions in Britain.
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  4. S1 E4 - Fosse Way
    July 21, 2020
    44min
    TV-PG
    Dan Jones travels along Fosse Way, arguably Britain's most hedonistic Roman Road. The route stretches for 230 miles through the heart of England, from Exeter to Lincoln. The Latin word for ditch, fossa, is likely to have inspired its name.
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  5. S1 E5 - Ermin Way
    July 28, 2020
    44min
    TV-PG
    Dan Jones travels the historic Roman road of Ermin Way. Not to be confused with Ermine Street which runs north from London to York, Ermin Way is arguably Britain's most industrial Roman road. Dan's journey reveals just how many of Britain's natural resources were exploited by the Romans and exported into their wider empire in Europe.
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  6. S1 E6 - Stane Street
    August 4, 2020
    44min
    TV-PG
    Dan Jones travels the historic Roman road of Stane Street, which runs for around sixty-seven miles from London to Chichester. Along the way he considers how our Roman overlords abandoned Britain in the early fifth century AD, when their empire came under attack from the barbarian tribes of northern Europe. The very roads the Romans built to conquer Britain now became their escape routes.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Producers
Simon Harries
Starring
Dan Jones
Studio
Rumpus Media
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