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  • Hello there! My name is Rattus Rattus

  • - as if you didn't know! -

  • and I'm something of an expert on the Romans.

  • Well, truth be told I'm not. But do you know what, English Heritage are

  • and they've asked me to test your Rotten Roman knowledge.

  • Here we go!

  • True or false? The capital of Roman Britain

  • was Londinium, otherwise known as London.

  • It's false! The capital of Roman Britain was actually Camulodunum

  • otherwise known as Colchester. Bit of a trick question that one! (laughs)

  • True or false?

  • The Roman delicacy garam sauce was made with rotten chicken guts.

  • It's false. Garam sauce was made with rotten fish guts

  • though rotten chicken guts are of course just as delicious!

  • Now, Roman women used Halcyon cream to cure their spots and freckles,

  • but is it true or false that it was a mixture of honey and bird poo?

  • What do you think?

  • It's true, yeah.

  • They used birds' droppings scraped from the inside of a nest! (laughs)

  • 'Bird poo...because I'm worth it!'

  • True or false? The Roman arena was full of sand so it would be

  • nice and soft for the gladiators to fall on.

  • It's false. The arena was full of sand to soak up all the blood.

  • Gruesome or what?

  • Seriously, is this for kids?

  • Well, that's your lot, but if you want to find out more about the disgusting Rotten Romans,

  • you can visit some of the real Roman places that English Heritage are looking after.

  • Yeah, you can!

  • If you visit Dover Castle, Birdoswald Roman Fort and

  • Halstead's Roman Fort you can go on a special Roman quest.

  • Honestly, it's exciting!

  • Really exciting!

  • And in the meantime, don't forget to go and see

  • Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans in cinemas from July 26th.

  • (laughs) Did I just do a plug?

  • Oh it's all gone, oh they're all over the floor!

  • Now everyone knows that I'm reading off a script!

  • That's on the floor below me!

  • They're from Horrible Heritage.

  • What is it? Oh sorry, English Heritage, here we go.

  • They're from Horrible Heritage.

  • What? English Heritage? Sorry, did I say that again? Here we go

  • They're from Horrible Heritage.

  • What? Again? Uh, sorry.

  • English Heritage. English, English, English, English, English, English.

  • They're from Horrible Heritage.

  • Oh kill me, kill me!

  • They're from Horrible Hedgerows.

  • What? What is it? English heritage, sorry it

  • sounds like horrible histor...

  • They're from hedging your bets.

  • What? English Heritage

  • English Heritage. English Heritage. English Heritage.

  • English, English, English, English, Heritage, Heritage, Heritage, Heritage.

  • Here we go... (breathes deeply)

  • And they're from the Hubble Telescope...argh!

Hello there! My name is Rattus Rattus

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Rotten Romans Quiz with Rattus Rattus | Horrible Histories: The Movie

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/28
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