Battlefield Britain

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Aug 06, 2004 on BBC
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This unique overview highlights the battle of wits fought between Queen Boudicca and Roman governor Suetonius Paulinus. When Boudicca and her daughters were assaulted in 60AD, the queen became a rebel leader. Taking advantage of the fact that most of the Roman Army was slaughtering the Druids in Anglesey, Boudicca marched her army into the centre of Roman rule and torched it to the ground. During the final battle between the two rulers, the Romans were outnumbered 10 to one, yet still managed to swing the battle in their favour utilizing a combination of discipline and unique tactics. Host Dan Snow recreates the trail of destruction wreaked by Boudicca's followers on Roman towns, as well as scenes of the final showdown via cutting-edge technology and computer imagery.moreless

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