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Richborough invasion: primary and secondary evidence

Richborough invasion: primary and secondary evidence
Key Info
  • Richborough invasion: primary and secondary evidence
  • Duration: 01:35
  • A debate between a Roman and British man about the reliability of Dio Cassius' recount of the Roman invasion at Richborough. The British man points out the biased nature of an account written by a Roman almost 150 years after the event.
  • Subject:



    Romans: Invasion

  • Keywords: Dio Cassius, Roman, Briton, evidence, reliability, primary, secondary, bias, RomansinBritain, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • A good introduction for discussion about the reliability of evidence in history. Can the children set up a debate about which account is most accurate and why? A good starting point for the introduction of the terms 'primary' and 'secondary' information.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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