Saturday, September 11, 2010

Something for a lazy Sunday

In honor of Celticfest today, I'm reposting this post made last month. The Battle of Watlin Street where 10,000 or so legionaires of Rome slaughtered an army of over 200,000 Celts and Britons. They came charging en masse, faces painted, shrieking at blood-curdling levels, long swords that looked like WMD's, and a barbarian queen who wanted to massacre every Roman alive (with good reason). They even made fun of the Romans for using shields. Scary stuff but no match for legions who were disciplined, armored, and knew how to fight. The Celts were even nice enough to bring all of their women and children to the battle, which made it much easier for the Romans to kill or sell into slavery. Happy Celticfest.

Feel like being lazy and want something different to watch on a Sunday afternoon? The History Channel presented a pretty good show about Boudica's rebellion against the Romans in Brittania. She was a queen of a tribe. After her husband died, a barbaric Roman tax collector ordered her flogged and her daughters raped. Queen Boudica didn't take too kindly to his wishes and started a fight with Rome resulting in a full-scale rebellion against Roman authority. Most Roman cities were burned to the ground and several legions were wiped out. Good battle scenes and explanations of the tactics. However, Boudica in the end finds out what happens when a huge barbarian horde assumes it will crush a heavily outnumbered Roman force that is led by a competent general. Enjoy.

Its eight parts. After that, for some reason the battle scenes are under a different title. Its in three parts. Start with This link.


stilettoGOP said...

..........Precisely why we don't hang out on Sundays.

KaptKangaroo said...

Could you see this group hanging out on Sunday watching this? Yep. I can only imagine the opine's emerging from us all watching a film such as this.

Anonymous said...

And miss Big Brother? Methinks not.

Kingfish said...

I like the part during the battle where she yells look at those cowards hiding behind their shields. Hey dummy, as you soon found out, those shields protect you from the enemy so you can kill more of the enemy.

Anonymous said...

Changing the subject on the posts...

The kids and I showed up at Celtic Fest today, and there was a HUGE line just to get in--like the lines to the rides at Disneyland. I talked to the cop who was presiding over the line, and we had about a 40+ minute wait just to get in. We did not bring water with us to sustain us long enough to stand in the heat and direct sun, so we left. Many others left as well. It was a major disappointment. I've never experienced such a cluster fudge for just trying to get into a function such as this.

The kids were disappointed, and because of that we may try again on Sunday with lots of bottled water in tow. I'm dreading it already.

Anonymous said...

I'm a history geek. I love this stuff. I've admired her for a while now. Hers clanked.

Auburn Rat said...

Could Donna be her reincarnation? Storming out of Columbia U via Neshoba County? God help the blue bloods of Eastovarium!!!!

Kingfish said...

Admired her? She outnumbered the Romans more than 10:1 and completely blew it.

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