A Roman Play by Julia Donaldson


A Roman Play by Julia Donaldson

Arthur Godbold discovers a bronze head of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As he tries to figure out how the head ended up in a Suffolk river, the dramatic story of the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds in front of his very own eyes. Emperor Claudius, British Queen Boudicca, ordinary Roman soldiers and British slave girls are all involved in this exciting play, providing a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. A fantastic resource for studying the Romans in Britain - perfect for the new National Curriculum.


A way of linking history with English which I really liked. TES Teacher perfect for class reading or performance Primary Times A clever play based on a true story Books for Keeps

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

11th December 2014



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