In the year 787, the first of three Viking ships came from Denmark. Upon their arrival, these newcomers from the seas were greeted, by the hand of friendship, only to be cut down where they stood. Who were these Vikings that came from the seas of Europe? They came from Sweden, Denmark and Norway; some […]Vikings in Britain — History’s Chronicles
Almost two thousand years ago there was a stadium in Gloucestershire thought to have had a greater capacity than the modern day homes of either of the county’s professional football teams Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers. Cirencester Amphitheatre was built in the early 2nd century AD. At the time, Cirencester (then called Corinium) was […]The Ancient Gloucestershire Stadium Bigger than Cheltenham Town’s and Forest Green Rovers‘ — The Old Spot
Roman Britain had its fair share of imperial visits during its 350+ year existence. Without taking into account the numerous usurpers that the island spawned (or helped to) – Clodius Albinus, Carausius, Allectus, Constantine I, Valentinus, Magnus Maximus and Flavius Victor, Marcus, Gratianus, Constantine III and Constans II, several legitimate emperors did pay a visit […]The Last Roman Emperor to Campaign in Britain — The Classical Association in Northern Ireland
Vortigern was legendary 5th century King of the Britons featured in the work of early British writers such as Gildas, Nennius, Bede, Geoffrey of Monmouth and others. He is usually presented in a bad light, as a man of immoral and selfish character who used duplicity and deception to rise to the top of the British establishment of his day.The Rule of Vortigern, Legendary King of the Britons — Under the influence!
Queen Boudica – by John Opie – Public domain This article was first published on #FolkloreThursday.com, 8th October 2020, titled Celtic Warrior Women: Queen Boudica of the Iceni by zteve t evans. Queen Boudica Queen Boudica, ruler of the Iceni people of Britain, was famous for leading a violent uprising against Roman rule. She was […]Celtic Warrior Queens: Boudica of the Iceni — Under the influence!
Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. The Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. It was built by the Roman army on the orders of Hadrian following his visit to Britain in 122 AD. At 117 kilometres long (80 Roman miles), it […]