The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 242 - How to stay healthy in Roman Britain

Nov. 23, 2023

This week, we’re exploring the secrets to living a healthy life in Roman Britain. The Roman’s well documented love of bathing was one aspect of this, along with exercise, ancient medical science, religion and even superstition. Joining us to shine a light on Roman medicine and healthcare are English Heritage properties historian Dr Andrew Roberts and curators Cameron Moffett and Dr Frances McIntosh. Content warning: this podcast contains graphic descriptions of historic medical procedures that some listeners might find uncomfortable. To learn more about baths and bathing in Roman Britain, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.