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Coming of Age

Alternative title
Romans in Britain, The: Coming of Age
Synopsis
Focuses on what it was like for the inhabitants of Britain to be invaded and subjugated by the Romans. The initial rebellion and revolt by Boudicca was ruthlessly crushed, and a new, vibrant culture emerged. London and Bath became showpiece cities, with magnificent new buildings and vast commercial opportunities for the Romano-British people. Elsewhere huge industrial complexes developed, such as the massive iron workings at Beauport Park in Sussex. Eventually Saxon pirates begin to raid the coast and the once great cities fell into decline. In the third century wealth moved out to the countryside to houses such as Chedworth in Gloucestershire, and the villa culture was born.
Series
Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire, Course A309
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Off-air recording; 2000 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 8/5/99 as THE ROMANS IN BRITAIN: COMING OF AGE.
Documentation
Additional information at: www.open2.net/romans
Subjects
Classical studies
Keywords
Roman Empire

Credits

Cast
Guy de la Bédoyère 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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