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Caesar in Kent: Do we now know where he landed?

The KAS held its first online event on Tuesday 9th February, a conversation between KAS President-elect Kerry Brown and Richard Taylor on a possible candidate location for the Caesarian landings in 55 and 54 BC.


Recorded Tue, 09 Feb 2021


During the talk Richard gave a presentation on the Leverhulme funded research project conducted at Pegwell Bay by the University of Leicester enthusiastically assisted by volunteers from local Kent groups and KCC.

The two visits by Julius Caesar to the British Isles in 55-54 BC are amongst the most iconic and important in the whole stretch of British history. They are referred to in particular by Caesar himself in the `Gallic Wars '. And yet controversy has continued over where his fleet landed, where they encountered the British tribes, and what their routes were. Director of Darnley Archaeological Services, Television Presenter and Trustee of the KAS Richard Taylor took part in the 2017 excavations at one of the key sites in this story - Pegwell Bay. In this dialogue with KAS President Elect Kerry Brown, he addresses the issues of whether in fact we now know with more certainty where the great Roman leader landed, what sort of evidence the 2017 digs presented, and what questions still remain.


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The event attracted a huge amount of attention and was only restricted by the number of 'seats' available on the Zoom account used. The fact that this first event attracted well in excess of 100 people has resulted in the KAS investing in a Microsoft Teams account which will have up to 30,000 seats available. This will enable all those repeat of those disappointed not to join the live event to join our future live events without a problem. The event was also recorded and uploaded to our Youtube channel, as will our future events.

We are gathering talent from all over Kent and beyond to bring you some more quality content, some live, some recorded and some interactive. We hope you enjoy the new programme of events which we will post on this news feed, the Facebook page, email our members and add them to our web calendar.


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