Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the mysterious forces of the Underworld. Arch Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker) must face the Roman invasion led by the towering figure of Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) as it cuts a swathe through the Celtic Resistance.
Not for the History buff
- Britannia: Series 1 review by SC
Entertaining enough Druid and sword fest. Not a patch on Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings of course but not bad for a Sky production. Not to be taken as in any way historically accurate, The Romans and Britons constantly try to Parle, which of course comes from the french, and was used in a military sense about 18th Century and really sticks out in a series set in AD 43! The druids didn't do weird sacrifices around stone henge, in fact the whole things is full of historical nonsense and the story is a bit silly, but the acting is mostly good and the special effects are ok for a tv series. There are much better things on telly, but as historical series go, its not bad. I do wonder why bother making a historically set series and then not actually researching any of the history though. It might as well be set in Westeros for all its factual content.