Walking Britain’s Roman Roads (2020): S01E03 – Dere Street


Introduction

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.

Outline

Dan Jones explores the northern-most Roman road in Britain, Dere Street, which ran from York into Scotland. The Romans founded the city of York, primarily to house thousands of soldiers but more importantly as a base for invasion into the north. Dan crosses the River Tees to the strategic Roman town of Coria, now Corbridge. Just before the border with Scotland, and unable to conquer these lands, Emperor Hadrian built Hadrian’s Wall. The Romans continued to face fierce resistance from the violent Scots (Caledonian) clans. Despite Roman lethal weaponry they never gained…

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: 15 July 2020.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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