Lecture
Sam Moorhead on Carausius, Allectus and the first Brexit

Friday 22 March 2019,
18.30–19.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £8
Members/Concessions £6

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As Brexit approaches it might be worth considering the two Roman emperors, Carausius and Allectus, who successfully ruled Britannia as an independent state from AD 286-96.

At this timely lecture Sam Moorhead, British Museum, uncovers how their colourful, if tragic, story sheds light on Britain’s present position in Europe and the long history of our island’s historic connections with the continent.


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A copper-alloy coin of Carausius showing the emperor in full armour with spear and shield © Trustees of the British Museum.