After Rome: The War for Britain

Jun 15, 2023 | History, Videos

The Dark Ages is a period of British history shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Stretching from the 5th to 8th century, it was a time of socio-political upheaval and uncertainly as Germanic Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain after the Roman legions left. It was a turbulent period, with constant warfare amongst different kingdoms vying for power and dominance. It experienced great climate change when “The Year Without The Sun” occurred in 535 AD, and later in the 600s and 700s Christianity arrived on the islands.

This three-hour documentary provides an in-depth exploration into this fascinating era. Through archaeological findings and written accounts from historians such as Gildas and Venerable Bede, viewers are taken on a journey to uncover the secrets of Britain’s early Middle Ages. Travelling through walled strongholds linked by a great highway, we find out what happened to Britain after the Romans left. We learn about the struggles of life for those living in post-apocalyptic conditions; famine, drought, plague and violent clashes between tribes all shaped life during this time. We also explore how Bardic tradition rose into prominence with stories of heroism being spun within these new kingdoms.

The documentary also covers the defining moment when England became one single kingdom under King Aethelbert of Kent and King Edwin of Northumbria, as well as changes in art and architecture during this period. Finally, we learn about Viking invasion – how it changed Britain forever as they fought against these powerful warriors who would eventually conquer most of England by 866 AD.

History buffs will find this captivating look at Britain’s Dark Ages an utterly enthralling experience! So come join us on this epic odyssey as we discover what really happened after Rome fell – why don’t you watch this incredible documentary today?

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