Walking Britain’s Roman Roads (2020): S01E01 – Watling Street


Historian Dan Jones tells the story of Roman Britain though six walks along the roads they built – from the point of their invasion to the farthest edge of their empire.


When the Romans invaded Britain nearly 2000 years ago they needed to march armies long distances to keep order and to do so they needed a road network fit for purpose. Dan Jones travels the length of their first project, the 240 mile long Watling Street, which ran from the Kent coast to Wroxeter in Shropshire. Building started at Richborough in Kent where the Romans landed in AD43.

Walking Britain’s Roman Roads Series

You can find a full index and overview of Walking Britain’s Roman Roads here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 July 2020.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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