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The Roman Invasion of Britain:

The Well-Armed Roman Soldier

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The Well-Armed Roman Soldier

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When the Roman soldiers invaded, with well-designed armor and lethal weapons, the British warriors were hopelessly outmatched.

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The Romans came to Britain and conquered it, ruling the island for centuries. But why did they come and how did they succeed in the face of the inhabitants' ferocious resistance? Go back in time to see how they inspired shock and awe. Host Bettany Hughes analyzes the motives and actions of Roman emperors and generals, and of their opponents like Caratacus, a warrior from southeast England who became a hero to the Britons.

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