4 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 2

55 BCE. Julius Caesar with the 7th and 10th Legions are trying to subjugate the Britons. The key word here is "trying." The celts of Britain aren't going down without a fight and it seems that the elements are on their side. This episode you're going to learn about one of the worst days of Caesar's Gallic wars. Certainly not the worst day of his life, that awful day on the Senate floor has that dubious honor, but it was still pretty bad. The question is, would he be able to turn thing around?

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

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  3 Replies to “4 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 2”

  1. kanmuri
    August 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This is the British history posdcast, yet I rooted for Cesar in this one!

  2. Pascal Golay
    August 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    But-but-but … this was not the first time by a long shot that the Romans had encountered Celts and their chariot style of warfare, is that right? Why would it be so novel in this case?

    • August 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

      It had been a very VERY long time. Imagine if you encountered a professional Anglo Saxon warband on the street. Would you know how to handle it? Your ancestors might have, but it’s been a long time since anyone has faced off with something like that.

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