Walking Britain's Roman Roads

October 2020

Season 1, Episode 4 - Fosse Way

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Dan Jones travels along Fosse Way, known for its hedonism, for 230 miles through the heart of England. The Latin word for ditch, 'fossa', is likely to have inspired its name.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Dere Street

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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.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Ermine Street

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Dan follows the route of Ermine Street, which ran from London to York. He discovers some interesting original indigenous and Roman burial sites, a partially recovered section of the road, and some Christian and Pagan artefacts.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Watling Street

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Dan Jones travels the length of the 240-mile-long Watling Street, which ran from the Kent coast to Wroxeter in Shropshire. Building started at Richborough in Kent, where the Romans landed in AD43.