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Witness the iconic battles between the Romans and the Barbarians


1 tyrannical empire. 700 long years of battle. A world altering struggle for freedom. This aptly describes the rise and fall of the mighty Roman Empire. Told from the perspective of the tribes named as ‘Barbarians’ by the Romans; ‘Barbarians Rising’ is an epic saga of the fall of the Roman Empire. Watch the drama unfold on History TV18 from 28th January at 9 PM.

Though considered as one of the greatest empires of all time, the Roman Empire was rather ruthless and brutal. To achieve total domination, the Romans blanket the ancient world in blood and tyranny, giving rise to barbarian rebellions. The 700 years long struggle ultimately led to the downfall of the monumental Roman Empire. The 8 episode docudrama chronicles the rebellion undertaken by the outraged and subdued tribals to overthrow the brutish empire. The battle for supremacy results in the defeat of Rome before it becomes unstoppable.

Barbarians Rising does not glorify the Romans but talks about the heroic struggle launched by 9 fierce warriors including Hannibal, Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica and Attila alongside an eclectic group of experts and contributors. Barbarians Rising reveals the true history behind the legends and their fight to attain freedom. These iconic men and women believed in breaking the Roman shackles binding their communities and living as free folks or die trying.

The cast of ‘Barbarians Rising’ consists of some familiar faces viewers have come across in popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Vikings’. Ian Beattie, after he was killed off in Vikings went on to star in Game of Thrones as Meryn Trant. In Barbarians Rising, he plays a character called Varus. Jefferson Hall who played the character of Torstein in season 3 of Vikings also appears in Barbarians Rising. Kerry Ingram played the ill-fated Shireen in Game of Thrones. This time around, in Barbarians Rising she plays a character called Hilde.


Catch the heroic Barbarians as they wage a war on the Roman Empire starting from 28th January, every Sat-Sun 9pm only on History TV18.

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