The Royal House of the Brigantes

First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about Brigantes in northern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest. The Brigantes, a tribe of Celts, attempted to stave off the approaching Roman army at Stanwick St John in Yorkshire.

Sir Mortimer also relates the story of Venutius, king of the Brigantes and his wife Cartimandua.

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16 minutes

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Thu 12 Jun 1975 19:55

Archaeology at the BBC Collection

Archaeology at the BBC Collection

This programme is part of Archaeology at the BBC - a collection of archaeology programmes from the 1950s to the 1970s. Available online to watch in full.


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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMagnus Magnusson
ParticipantSir Mortimer Wheeler
ProducerDavid Collison

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