The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (249)

This three-part documentary discovers the origins and beliefs of the Celts in artifacts and human remains across Europe. What emerges is not a portrait of wild people on the western fringes of Europe, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that influenced vast areas of the ancient world - and even Rome.

The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice
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The Revolt of Boudica
3. The Revolt of Boudica
October 19, 2015
In episode three, the Roman army turns its attention to an island of rich resources, powerful tribes and druids and advanced military equipment - Britain. We tell the story of the Celts's last stand against the Roman army - a revolt led by Queen Boudica.
A Fight for Gaul
2. A Fight for Gaul
October 11, 2015
In episode two, we discover the golden age of the "La Tène" Celtic warrior and reveal how their world extended as far as Central Turkey. But, by the middle of first century BC, the Celts were under threat from an expanding Roman Empire, and the Gallic warrior Vercingetorix would challenge Julius Caesar in an epic battle that would shape the future of Europe.
At the Gates of Rome
1. At the Gates of Rome
October 4, 2015
In the first episode, we locate the origins of the Celts in the Alps of Central Europe, and relive the moment of first contact with the Romans in a pitched battle just north of Rome - a battle that devastated the city when the Celts won.
The Celts: Blood, Iron, And Sacrifice With Alice Roberts And Neil Oliver
The Celts: Blood, Iron, And Sacrifice With Alice Roberts And Neil Oliver

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This three-part documentary discovers the origins and beliefs of the Celts in artifacts and human remains across Europe. What emerges is not a portrait of wild people on the western fringes of Europe, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that influenced vast areas of the ancient world - and even Rome.

  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (249)