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The Kids Rule! Guide to Roman England

Welcome to the Kids Rule! guide to Roman England. Learn about England’s history, discover more about English Heritage sites and find loads of fun things to watch, read and do! Here's what we've got in store for you:

Meeting Marcus, the real-life Roman Legionary

Interview with Marcus, a real-life Roman Legionary

We sent English Heritage Members Amy Statham Anderson and Peter Timperley to Housesteads Roman Fort in Northumberland, to meet Marcus the legionary and learn what life would have been like for the Romans stationed along Hadrian's Wall. 

Watch the video to discover what the role of a legionary was, what the Roman soldiers ate, how they stayed warm on cold winter days patrolling the Wall and even where they went to the toilet!

Watch the interview
Image: Roman god and goddess masks and props

Instant Roman God and Goddess Dress-up kit

Re-invent yourself as a Roman god or goddess! Be Jupiter, god of the sky and thunder with a mask and thunder bolt, or Diana, goddess of the hunt, nature and the moon with a mask and bow and arrow. Plus, there's a handy guide to tying the perfect toga!

Once you're ready, don't forget to ask a grown-up to share your Roman selfie with us! Use #EHmembership and tag @EnglishHeritage.

Download the kit
A Roman eating a Roman burger.

Make a tasty Roman burger

You might think America is the home of the hamburger, but it would seem the Romans beat them to it! The Roman cookbook Apicius includes a recipe - 'Isicia Omentata' in the original Latin - which looks a lot like a modern-day burger.

Download the recipe card and and get a grown-up to help you have a go at creating Roman burgers for you and your family or friends. Why not throw a Roman party and dress up as a Roman god or goddess with our handy kit too?

Download the Recipe

Roman poster: make your mega timeline!

We've created a series of posters showing how people lived in England through the ages, like this one showing life in a busy Roman settlement.

Each of the posters follows on from each other, so that when you download them all from the Kids Rule! pages, you can create your own mega timeline of English history!

Download the Roman poster

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