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A detailed description of Roman roads in Britain with some images of how the roads have fared in modern times. Roman roads were built as straight as possible in order to prevent ambush and to allow the armies to march in step, covering longer distances in minimal time.
Primary History
This clip is from:
Primary History, Time Lines: Travelling
First broadcast:
9 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as a stimulus clip to prepare the class for a discussion about the strategic and military importance of roads to the Romans in Britain. Use as stimulus piece to investigate how roads were built in Roman times. Use to consider evidence sources eg: what remnants of Roman roads remain into modern times and what does that tell us. Pupils make notes while watching the clip. Use to further their own research into Roman roads or re-present the information to an identified audience.