43. MASSACRE IN THE FOREST: ROME’S GREATEST DEFEAT

In the summer of 9AD, three Roman legions under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus were ambushed and slaughtered in the Teutoberg Forest in Germania having been betrayed by a former Roman cavalry commander, Arminius. Few are better equipped to recount this extraordinary trouncing of the legions than Ben Kane, story teller and Roman historian supreme.