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Rome’s African emperor & his campaigns in Scotland

Dr Simon Elliott

Mon 28 October
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm GMT

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£3.00 – £6.00
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What made Septimius Severus one of the first great reforming emperors of the imperial Roman military, and how did he concentrate power around the imperial throne and create a reset of the Roman Empire based around allies from his North African homeland? 

Since the 1970s, new archaeological evidence has come to light to illuminate the immense undertaking of Septimius Severus’  campaigns in the region of modern Scotland in AD 209 and AD 210, allowing for the first time the true story of this savage invasion to be told.

In the early 3rd century Severus launched an immense shock and awe assault on Scotland that was so devastating it resulted in 80 years of peace on Rome’s most troublesome border. Uncover the fascinating tale of the largest force to ever campaign on British soil.

Dr Simon Elliott FSA 

Simon Elliott is an award winning and best-selling archaeologist, historian and broadcaster. He holds a PhD in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Kent, a Masters degree in Archaeology from UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, and a Masters Degree in War Studies from KCL. He has published 19 books to date on Roman and ancient world themes, including Roman Britain’s Missing Legion which was a BBC History Top 10 Book of the Year in 2021.


Mon 28 October
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
£3.00 – £6.00
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