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Barbarians Rising

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Air weekdate: Monday
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Mini-Series
Channel: History
Status: Ended
8.8 (6 votes)
Jefferson Hall Jefferson Hall as Viriathus
Ben Batt Ben Batt as Spartacus
Emil Hostina Emil Hostina as Attila
Gavin Drea Gavin Drea as Alaric
Kirsty Mitchell Kirsty Mitchell as Boudica
Nicholas Pinnock Nicholas Pinnock as Hannibal
Richard Brake Richard Brake as Geiseric
Steven Waddington Steven Waddington as Fritigern
Tom Hopper Tom Hopper as Arminius

It is inevitable that empires will fall, but not that they will rise. Rome is ambitious, wealthy and ruthless as it grows into the most powerful empire the world had ever known. But to achieve total domination, it blankets the ancient world in blood and tyranny, igniting the barbarian rebellions that will ultimately lead to its downfall. This is not a story about the glory of Rome. It’s the story of the people who rise to fight for freedom against a cruel and violent force bent on their destruction. As Rome grows stronger, the barbarians are taxed, enslaved, slaughtered, displaced and robbed of their cultures. But set against seemingly overwhelming odds, they never surrender; evolving and innovating new ways to fight against an organized and determined enemy. This is a clash of titans fought over centuries. Barbarians Rising tells the epic saga of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian leaders who brought it down; a high-impact, visceral journey into the heart of their rebellions against absolute power. The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes beyond the fringe of civilization that live a primitive, savage existence. But they are also some of the fiercest warriors in history – men and women who rose up to resist so that they might live free, or die. The four-part docu-drama reveals the true story of the 700-year battle for supremacy, a fight for freedom that would shape the world to come. Featuring fully dramatized portrayals of icons including Hannibal, Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica and Attila alongside an eclectic group of experts and contributors, Barbarians Rising reveals the true history behind the legends.

Actions documentary series takes place during the heyday of the great Roman Empire is a powerful military machine which is gradually taking over nearby territory gradually expanding its borders. Thousands of Roman legions unceremoniously invaded the lands of neighboring states and tribes brutally killing defenders and forcing the rulers to obey unquestioningly unshakable will of Rome after which the population of the losing side were imposed huge taxes which went disproportionately to the growing needs of the dictator state. But the question in the series goes on Rome but of those brave souls who in the era of total domination of the mighty superpower found the courage and strength to boldly challenge her. The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire will be shown through the eyes of those who are able to prove to the rest of their bright example that with the help of skilled and tactical actions of a relatively small number of fearless warriors you can even win the invincible Roman legions. Through such a brave military leader and a born leader Hannibal, Viriato, Spartak, Arminius, Boudika, Fritigern, Alaric, Attila and Geysers feasible contribution to the collapse of the mighty and invincible power still made their adjustments.

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