8 – Caractacus, the Home-Wrecker

This episode will cover the years 42 to 54 CE

The main characters will be…

Caractacus, leader of the British resistance and exiled king of the Catuvellauni.
Aulus Plautius, the general who took Britannia for Emperor Claudius
Publius Ostorius Scapula, a Roman governor of Britannia
Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigante
and Venutius, King of the Brigante

The Governance of Aulus Plautius is over and a new Governor is brought to command, and subjugate, the Britons. A brutal man named Publius Ostorius Scapula. But the British resistance was not over. Caractacus might have lost the fight against Plautius, but he wasn’t defeated. The fight for Britain continues.

(History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History)

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  1. Have really enjoyed the podcasts so far. Thank you for this resource! I noticed on episode 8 and 9 that it’s not playing the full episode…e.g. Episode 8 starts and then after a few minutes it restarts. This didn’t occur in any of the episodes before episode 8. I tried it by direct download from the site and on iTunes and the same issue occurred on both formats.

    1. I’ve tested this out on my machine and it seems to be working well on all my devices. Can you reboot and try again? If it still persists, what devices/apps are you using so I can try to track down this issue. Thanks!

  2. Found this today and I’m living it. But is there a way to get an overview f the episodes. Like if I was interested in a particular century how could I get to that? I also don’t want to get a hundred episodes in and lose my place.

  3. Enjoying the podcast over lockdown. Thanks! My question is how did the Romans communicate with Britons and vice versa eg. The prisoner of war who was taken back to Rome (his name escapes me). Were there intepretors? Who were they? Were they truly bilingual? How?

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