Mon, 15 Jun | Online event

Dr Simon Elliotts Late Roman London virtual Presentation

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Dr Simon Elliotts Late Roman London virtual Presentation

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15 Jun 2020, 20:00
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About the Event

Dr Simon Elliott is kindly offering to host a one hour Zoom presentation on Roman London on the 15th June at 8pm. Should you be interested he will send you an email invite and a copy of the Powerpoint deck he uses in his Roman London talks through we transfer and at the appointed hour, you will need to  click the email link to join providing they have zoom downloaded, open the powerpoint (it will be zoom audio not video) . Questions can then be emailed directly to Simon following the presentation. 

Londinium was at the height of its growth and economic power in the late 2nd century AD. From that time it began a steady decline, and though it remained the largest town in Roman Britain, its importance gradually diminished. Ultimately, some now argue that by AD 410 nobody was living within its town walls. In this lecture historian, archaeologist and broadcaster Simon Elliott narrates the story of the fate of Roman London, beginning with a detailed description of the town at the time of the visit of Septimius Severus in AD 208. He then talks about the various usurpers in later Roman Britain who attempted to become emperor, focusing on the pirate king Carausius and then Constantine the Great. He will finally look at how the use of the buildings of Roman London changed over time, for example the Mithraeum on Walbrook and the Billingsgate Bath House on Lower Thames Street.

Please see the following  link to Dr Elliott’s article in the Times dated 9th June 2020 about Emperor Pertinax who became governor of Britain and who at one time resided in the governor’s palace beneath Cannon Street station before his assassination in AD193 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/forgotten-emperor-pertinax-was-romes-jfk-says-historian-simon-elliott-fkw0rb7n6 

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