The First of the Fast Forward History
Look back into the mists of time...the southern coast of England
looms above a dreary channel. Rising from the mist, Roman legions
march steadily ashore to sweep across England. Inexorably they
cross the countryside, building their forts everywhere. For a
time, an uneasy peace is enforced over the land.
When civil wars call the legions home, they leave the verdant
fields of Britain open to the Saxon, Angle and Jute invaders.
Only the Romano-British stand for the old rule...and their dreams
of kingdom are swept away by the fresh blood of the invaders.
Complacency settles over the middle kingdoms. The Welsh entertain
ideas of ruling York, and the Picts and Scots squabble in the
north. But the Angles and Saxons settle into parrying for predominance
so that each might take the title of Bretwalda and farming is
the prevailing occupation.
Then the storms begin again! The Danes and the Norsemen strike
into long settled territory and the struggle for dominance flares
once more. Again, new invaders come to call at the shores of
England, this time the Normans, Dubliners and Norwegians. The
endgame isn't settled until the last ruler commands his armies.
Four people control the fate of England, but only one will
stand at the end to Rule Britannia! The top 16 winners in the
heats advance to the semi-finals. You need only play in one heat,
but of course, may play in as many as you wish.