Live screening – Friends, Romans, countrymen? - SOLD OUT
Monday 27 March 2017,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
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This is a live screening of an exclusive lecture for Members. Curator Julia Farley, British Museum, explores the politics of the Roman conquest of Britain.
The Romans occupied southern England in AD 43, but for several generations they struggled to control rebellious uprisings across the new province of Britannia. Some native leaders sided with the Roman conquerors, while others led bloody revolts. During this unstable period there was no simple distinction between Roman and non-Roman, enemy and friend. Some Britons fought alongside the imperial army, and allegiances could quickly change. This tale of diplomacy and deception, empire and war is told through the lens of the objects these peoples left behind.
Includes a complimentary drink. Please note that this is a live relay of the lecture that will be taking place in the BP Lecture Theatre next door.
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Bronze Roman helmet with Celtic art decoration. Probably from northern England, AD 50–100.