York and the Romans

I’ve been in York this weekend for the Eboracum Roman Festival. I’ll be blogging about that next but on the Friday before I indulged in some historical tourism and visited the Yorkshire Museum.

Eboracum was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia and, at its height, the largest town in northern Britain. The site […]

The Romans are coming to York!

Yes, it’s the time of year the Romans invade York. Along with the governor of Britannia and the mighty marching men of six legions (escaping from their humdrum 21st century lives) come a load of riff-raff and camp followers including a bunch of scribblers.

But the good news is that these are nine of […]

What did Eboracum Roman Festival do for me?

Apologies to Monty Python for cannibalising their line, but what was a Roma Novan doing at the Roman festival last weekend in York? Being Roman, that’s what.

Three days of immersed in Roman life and not having to explain that you are slightly crazy. Three days of sharing, laughing and learning about our favourite time […]