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Roman battle at Fishbourne Roman Palace
Roman battle at Fishbourne Roman Palace
Runners on Clarence Esplanade near the six-mile point  
Picture: Vernon Nash

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Discover the thrill of a Roman battle at Fishbourne Roman Palace today and Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Featuring The Ermine Street Guard, there will be displays of weaponry, warfare and battle tactics, as well as a variety of hands-on experiences.

Families can send a message using Roman signals and taste the food that kept the soldiers full and ready for battle. There’s also the chance to discover the remedies to treat everything from sore marching feet to battle wounds.

Or challenge an opponent at Tabula, a game the Roman soldiers played during their spare time.

Visitors can discover how a Roman solider would have been trained 2,000 years ago, and watch the firing of artillery pieces. There’s also authentic replica armour on display, and a chance to wander round a Roman army camp and talk with soldiers.

Head of learning at Fishbourne Roman Palace, Katrina Burton, says: ‘To see the Roman Soldiers in their armour is impressive and their displays are spectacular. It is sure to be a fun day out for the whole family with plenty to keep all ages entertained, indoors and out.’

Go to sussexpast.co.uk