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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Time Pieces History: S3, E5: Arbeia Roman Fort

Introduction The Roman fort of Arbeia, in South Shields   What You’ll Hear 1:04 Introduction to Arbeia 2:44 The Commanding Officer’s Quarters 3:22 Other Accommodation 4:25 The Granary Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by many enjoyable visits to the fort itself, which is…

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Time Pieces History: S3, E1: Vindolanda Fort

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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Time Pieces History: S2, E6: Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Introduction The history of Tynemouth, its Priory, the later Castle that sat on the monastery land, and its surprising connection to the Norman Conquest. What You’ll Hear 0:55: The history of Tynemouth 2:04: The Victorian metro station 2:31: The Priory 4:10: Tostig Godwinson 4:31: The Castle Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 82: York Minster

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – York Minster. York Minster – Introduction to Item 82 Although I’ve lived in the North East for most of my life, and it’s where…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 38: Segedunum

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Segedunum. Segedunum – Introduction to Item 38  The museum at Segedunum opened when I was 18, but I seem to have a memory of…

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