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CLIP 3680

Romans advance from Richborough

Romans advance from Richborough
Key Info
  • Romans advance from Richborough
  • Duration: 00:44
  • A map demonstrates how the Romans landed at Richborough and advanced into the south and Midland areas of Britain, establishing military bases that were soon to become established towns. The film describes the departure from Celtic life as the Romans introduced taxes that would help to pay for their other campaigns. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Romans: Invasion

  • Keywords: Celtic, Roman, invasion, Richborough, Colchester, military, town, RomansinBritain, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Children could create their own map showing how the Romans invaded Britain. Children could write accounts from the point of view of a Celtic person who now lived under Roman rule and had to pay taxes. They will have to think carefully about how their life would have changed. See the video on Butser Ancient farm.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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