Mu­seum shows war­rior spirit

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

FEAR­SOME gla­di­a­tors fought for their lives and bat­tled to en­ter­tain the crowds and the Em­peror in Chal­font St Giles over the week­end.

The Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum was in­vaded by crim­i­nals, bar­bar­ians and other pris­on­ers of war, dis­graced sol­diers and thrill seek­ers on Sun­day and Mon­day.

Crowds met cos­tumed re-en­ac­tors and learned about life in the first cen­tury AD as Britannia, one of the largest re-en­act­ment groups in the UK, brought his­tory to life and demon­strated the ex­cite­ment and bru­tal­ity of life in the late Ro­man pe­riod.

Britannia has worked on more than 150 TV and film projects, in­clud­ing Ri­d­ley Scott’s Glad­i­a­tor and CBBC’s Hor­ri­ble His­to­ries.

Siân Ham­mer­tonFraser, vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence man­ager at Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum, said: “Hav­ing worked on Ri­d­ley Scott’s Glad­i­a­tor, Britannia’s glad­i­a­to­rial combat, weapons and bat­tle tac­tics are fan­tas­tic and def­i­nitely get our crowds roar­ing.”

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