A His­tory of Celtic Bri­tain

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 7.30pm, SBS One Have you ever won­dered what those Celtic crosses are all about? Do you swoon over Enya al­bums all the way back to when she was just a singer in Celtic folk-rock out­fit Clan­nad? Then tune in to see fiercely proud Scot Neil Oliver ex­plain how, in AD43, Rome in­vaded Bri­tain and ev­ery­thing changed for the Celtic tribes. Oliver rakes over the coals of the bru­tal bat­tles that marked the be­gin­ning of Ro­man Bri­tain, dis­cov­er­ing ev­i­dence of the em­pire’s ar­tillery and its first roads and forts. And what of the re­bel­lion led by Boudicca, which re­sulted in the deaths of thou­sands in St Al­bans, Lon­don and Colch­ester? But wait, there’s more, in­clud­ing Hadrian and his fa­mous wall.

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