The usually genteel Brits tackle their ancestral wars with a pronounced vengeance in this made-for-TV historical drama.
In the first century A.D., Roman Emperor Claudius (Jack Shepherd) seeks to consolidate his power in the provinces of Briton. A smooth politician, he exploits the peace-loving instincts of tribal King Prasutagus (Steven Waddington). Unlike Prasutagus' Queen Boudica (Alex Kingston), his Druidic high priest Magior (Gary Lewis) and his barbarian generals, the once-fierce Iceni king is so weary of war that he allows the Romans to chip away at his tribe's sovereignty. After Claudius requests the storage of Iceni grain in Roman elevators, he suggests...