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CLIP 5402

Did the Romans invade Scotland?

Did the Romans invade Scotland?
Key Info
  • Did the Romans invade Scotland?
  • Duration: 01:06
  • In Roman times, there was no such country as Scotland. The Romans knew this part of the world as Caledonia. Evidence such as walls, forts, sculptures and other artefacts prove that the Romans did reach southern Caledonia. While some of the tribes living here attempted to resist the Romans, most of the tribes probably accepted the Roman invasion and lived peacefully alongside them. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Romans: Invasion

  • Keywords: Romans, tribes, Scotland, evidence, history, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip could link to a study of who lived in Scotland at this time. What do we know about tribes in Caledonia? This clip could relate well to a museum visit or a trip to a Roman site.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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