Time Pieces History: S4, E9: Cleopatra

Introduction Cleopatra, her bloody quest for the throne and her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.   What You’ll Hear 1:02: Early days 1:58: Growth of influence 2:37: Relationship with Caesar 3:25: Return to Egypt 4:06: Relationship with Mark Antony Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This…

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Time Pieces History: S4, E6: Boudicca

Introduction The Iceni queen who took on the Romans   What you’ll hear 1:40: Background to conflict 2:30: Boudicca leads the uprising 3:35: Impact of the rebellion 4:24: Re-assertion of Roman authority Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No e-mail required.

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Time Pieces History: S4, E5: Agrippina

Introduction The incredible life of Agrippina, Emperor Nero’s mother   What you’ll hear 1:35: Early life 2:18: Family and power struggles 5:01: Marriage to Claudius and rise to power 6:15: Exile and demise Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E12: Slaves and Free Men

Introduction Slavery and societal power structures in Ancient Rome What you’ll hear 1:09 Naming and societal conventions 2:11 Plebian Uprisings 2:58 Patriarchy and marriage 4:24 Slavery 5:52 Criminals Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E11: Roman Chester

Introduction Deva, the Roman town we now know as Chester   What you’ll hear 0:57: Chester’s origins 1:38: Strategic importance and town layout 2:40: The ampitheatre 4:19 Excavating the ampitheatre Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E9: Roman York

Introduction Eboracum, the Roman town we now know as York   What you’ll hear 0:55: Introduction to Eboracum 1:17: The 9th Hispana Legion 2:52: Life in the town 3:49: Severus, Caracalla and the rise of Eboracum 5:25: Constantine the Great Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript of this episode – no email…

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Time Pieces History: S3, E8: Gladiators

Introduction Looking at the lives of Roman Gladiators What you’ll hear: 0:58: Who were Gladiators 2:02: Schools and Training 3:40: The Gladiator Games 5:33: Emperors as Gladiators 6:02: Retirement Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Time Pieces History: S3, E7: Segedunum Roman Fort

Introduction A look at Segedunum, a Roman fort on the north bank of the Tyne   What you’ll hear 0:55: What is Segedunum? 2:32: Segedunum origins 3:06 Post-Roman Empire 3:40: Roman Standards   Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! You can visit the official Segedunum website here.

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Time Pieces History: S3, E6: The Roman Army

Introduction Looking at life in the Roman Army, how it was structured, and what life was like for the soldiery. What you’ll hear 1:00: Overview of the Army 2:08: Loyalty and Retirement 2:38: Organisation 3:56: During Peacetime Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no e-mail required!

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