Media – DVD’s

Roman Britain from the Air 

 Christine Bleakley and Dr Michael Scott take to the skies to see what life was like for Romans and Britons 2000 years ago. London was created by the Romans and this can be vividly appreciated from the air; this film presents a unique and breathtaking view of British history. In a captivating journey across the UK from London to Wales and then heading north to spectacular Hadrian’s Wall, some of the secrets of everyday life in Roman Britain are uncovered: our airborne explorers come across 1800 year old hand cream, find a massive chunk of Roman Britain in an underground car park and pay a visit to a Roman toilet at the very edge of the Roman Empire.

   

 

Mary Beard Pompeii

                                                                   

one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question – how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of the people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before its cataclysmic eruption. In a dark cellar in Oplontis, just three miles from the centre of Pompeii, 54 skeletons who didn’t succumb to the torrent of volcanic ash are about to be put under the microscope.

   

 

Mary Beard Rome Collection

                                                                  

MEET THE ROMANS

We still live in the shadow of ancient Rome – a city at the heart of a vast empire that stretched from the North of England to Afghanistan, dominating the West for over 700 years. This fascinating history series, as seen on the BBC and presented by Professor Mary Beard, puts aside the stories of emperors and armies, guts and gore, to meet the real Romans living at the heart of it all.

ULTIMATE ROME EMPIRE WITHOUT LIMIT

Travelling from Spain to Israel, Algeria to Britain, Germany to Turkey, historian and classicist Mary Beard answers the big questions that have fascinated people for centuries…How and why did the Roman Empire happen? Why did Rome acquire an empire? And why did it fall? Mary examines its creation, its successes, its failures and the legacy it left behind – not just its technology and buildings, its roads and laws but also in the worlds that came after it.

  

                                                               

Mary Beard

Triple Box Set

                                                                    

CALIGULA Two thousand years ago one of history s most notorious individuals was born. Historian Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus better known to us as Caligula. 

POMPEII LIFE & DEATH IN A ROMAN TOWN Pompeii: one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question – how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of the people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before its cataclysmic eruption.

MEET THE ROMANS We still live in the shadow of ancient Rome – a city at the heart of a vast empire that stretched from the North of England to Afghanistan, dominating the West for over 700 years.