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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Introduction A look at gods and religion in the Ancient Roman world   What you’ll hear 1:00: Early Roman Gods 2:06: Banquet for the Gods 3:26: The Imperial Cult 5:55: Rise of Christianity Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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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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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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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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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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  Introdution Exploring the Roman tradition of banqueting. What You’ll Hear 1:04: What banquets looked like 2:14: Entertainment and food 3:20: Sadistic shenanigans 4:05: The Vomitorium   Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Introduction The construction of Hadrian’s Wall and why it was significant.   What You’ll Hear 1:00: The Emperor Hadrian 2:22: Construction of the Wall 3:55: Structures along the Wall 5:25: Shrines to local gods 6:02: After Hadrian Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by…

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Introduction The Roman fort of Vindolanda on the Northern Frontier of the Empire, including what life was like for the commanding officer and his family, and the remarkable discovery of perfectly preserved tablets. What You’ll Hear 1:32: The fort of Vindolanda 2:14: The Vindolanda Tablets 2:45: How the collection was discovered 3:22: The challenges of…

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Introduction In this bonus episode, I talk to Natalie Pithers about genealogy and how she got into the world of family history. What You’ll Hear 0:47: What Natalie does 1:25: How Natalie got into genealogy 2:55: Curious coincidences 4:38: Why people are interested in genealogy 6:00: One of the most interesting stories Natalie’s uncovered 15:34:…

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