Historian Simon Schama has today published a new book which claims that the Romans’ celebrated ability to build perfectly straight roads was actually an elaborate attempt to convince the natives of the countries they conquered that they weren’t all ‘bent as nine bob notes’. [read...]
Britain has announced that it would be seeking compensation from Rome for occupying it from 49 and 410 AD. The move follows similar claims made by Britain against Scandinavia for the Viking invasions and against Normandy for 1066 [read...]
In a move expected to be marginally less unpopular and unworkable than most of his other ideas, Michael Gove has announced that from 2014 UK schools will revert to teaching in Roman numerals.
The idea is the brainchild of a conservative think tank charged by the Education Secretary with charting the causes of the drastic decline in school standards in Britain since the withdrawal of the Roman Empire in 410 AD. [read...]