59. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS IN SCOTLAND

Baillie Gifford Tent, Fri 29th June 11:45 - 12:15 (30 mins)

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Septimius Severus was one of the great Roman warrior emperors yet this fighting general and emperor, born in the heat of North Africa, died in the freezing cold of a Yorkshire winter in AD 211. In this talk, archaeologist and historian Simon Elliott will explain how and why, despite a massive army, he failed to conquer Scotland.