3 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 1

56 BCE to 55 BCE. Julius Caesar is coming to Britain, and he's bringing his friends. He claimed that he wanted to punish the Celtic warriors from Britain for interferring with his Gallic wars, but modern scholars suspect that he was simply trying to bolster his resume. Whatever the case, one of the most famous generals in Roman history is coming to our island at the edge of the world. And the Britons are waiting for him.

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

Click here to be able to read the full rough transcript.

  10 Replies to “3 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 1”

  1. Nurbek
    January 4, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Hello Jamie!
    Thanks for your podcast!
    I’ve gotten interested in British history only recently. I thought that I should start with listening some podcast about it to get started and yours is just perfect for it.
    I have a question: what is the song you use in the podcasts? I am sorry if you’ve been asked this question before.

    • January 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

      It’s a free song on the creative commons called Northbound. :)

  2. Kiwwy
    February 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Fish and chips is nice, so I can understand his reasoning!

  3. steeeeve
    February 25, 2014 at 5:50 am

    great podcast, informative with enough emphasis, humanity, and points of interest to hold attention. love it. especially liked the episode that covered origins of holidays and the old pagan beliefs

  4. June 16, 2014 at 4:59 am

    The file seems to have been deleted, and it’s not appearing on iTunes, either… is there any way I can find it?

    • June 16, 2014 at 7:22 am

      It should be working now. Sorry about that :)

  5. Andrea
    October 8, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Thank you for this series, just started but really looking forward to working through it. Suddenly my brain is retaining the facts, it must be be the way you tell it.

    • October 8, 2014 at 7:27 am

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! :)

  6. Paul
    February 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Hi Jamie,found your podcast on f/book and I love it,what a great idea congratulations,what an enormous amount of work you’ve got in store. I’m a big history fan and I can’t understand why everybody isn’t because history is happening every day isn’t it?

  7. Linda
    November 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Possibly–“First evidence for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain discovered,” Nov 28, 2017. Also discusses possibility that Claudius’s invasion made easier because alliances had been formed with British kings.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: