An introduction to the first people of Scotland written about in history. They were recorded in writings by a Roman historian called Tacitus, who wrote a description of Mons Graupius, a battle between the Caledonians (Picts) and the invading Roman Army.

First broadcast:
9 November 2008

Students could use this clip to examine the political use of historical writing within the writings of Tacitus. They could examine and evaluate the extent to which his account of the battle of Mons Grachus has been manipulated to glorify Rome. They could then analyse the extent to which modern archaeological evidence now contributes to the veracity of this story.