Colchester Archaeology Talks: Caesar’s Invasions of Britain
Romanist Richard Bale explores Caesar’s invasions of Britain and new discoveries prompting the question “What really happended?”.
Caesar’s Invasions of Britain
Julius Caesar’s invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC mark the beginning of Rome’s serious interest in dominating the country.
Amazingly Caesar’s own account of what happened has survived, along with contemporary comments by the senator, Cicero. However, they tell the story only from a Roman point of view.
As this talk shows, new archaeological evidence is emerging to give a more balanced picture of what was really achieved.
Colchester Archaeology Talks
Raising funds to support the Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Richard Bale explores different Roman topics using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a subject so that we can understand the lives and times of famous (and often infamous) Roman characters, and also explore the similarities and differences of modern life with our Roman ancestors.
Please note : This series of talks describe and discuss Roman Life from an archaeological and historical perspective. Due to the nature of the period some aspects of this topic may cause offence to a modern audience. The intention of the presenter is to be informative and to represent the Roman period as accurately as possible, both for its good elements and bad. Richard Bale, Romanist.