Museum shows warrior spirit
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.”