While the original Romans came from Rome, by the time the Roman Army invaded Britain it was made up of soldiers from across the Roman Empire. The empire stretched across Europe to the Middle East and Africa. There is evidence that the Emperor Claudius brought elephants to Britain with his troops. There is also evidence of African pottery being used in what is now Scotland.

First broadcast:
7 November 2008

This clip could be used as a stimulus to discuss the value of evidence in history and its reliability. On maps, pupils could plot the route of the Roman Army to Britain. Pupils could then go on to find out what other things the Romans brought to Britain and how these things continue to influence our lives today.