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What did the Romans ever do for us?

Telegraph | News | Romans introduced the rabbit

Years of division among academics over whether the Romans or the Normans introduced rabbits into Britain appears to have been resolved...

So they brought the Rabbit huh! - Well it was an Ancestor of The Englishman who introduced the Rabbit to Australia - won a Medal and Cash prize in gratitude for doing so - funny the last Oz farmer I mentioned this to didn't seem as grateful....

To save you looking it up here's the Monty Python - What have the Romans ever done for us? sketch from Life of Brian.

REG:
Yeah. All right, Stan. Don't labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?!
XERXES:
The aqueduct?
REG:
What?
XERXES:
The aqueduct.
REG:
Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that's true. Yeah.
COMMANDO #3:
And the sanitation.
LORETTA:
Oh, yeah, the sanitation, Reg. Remember what the city used to be like?
REG:
Yeah. All right. I'll grant you the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Romans have done.
MATTHIAS:
And the roads.
REG:
Well, yeah. Obviously the roads. I mean, the roads go without saying, don't they? But apart from the sanitation, the aqueduct, and the roads--
COMMANDO:
Irrigation.
XERXES:
Medicine.
COMMANDOS:
Huh? Heh? Huh...
COMMANDO #2:
Education.
COMMANDOS:
Ohh...
REG:
Yeah, yeah. All right. Fair enough.
COMMANDO #1:
And the wine.
COMMANDOS:
Oh, yes. Yeah...
FRANCIS:
Yeah. Yeah, that's something we'd really miss, Reg, if the Romans left. Huh.
COMMANDO:
Public baths.
LORETTA:
And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now, Reg.
FRANCIS:
Yeah, they certainly know how to keep order. Let's face it. They're the only ones who could in a place like this.
COMMANDOS:
Hehh, heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.
REG:
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
XERXES:
Brought peace.
REG:
Oh. Peace? Shut up!

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Remember the baked beans a few months back. Now they're fiddling with our breakfast serials. And who are these campaigners who are so concerned for our welfare? Far from a big body of scientists, it appears to be the "blood pressure department" at St George's Hospital Mediacal School in London. Go and havea look at the CASH website here:

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how did romans bring us peace if anything they gave us our country and place names eg sussex is from the south saxons who attacked the couyntry england in the area where sussex now is which was then part of rome

tinky tonk is a stupid name and She/He cant even spell COUNTRY properly

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this is less imformation than my class gave!
as im a history teacher i took my class to the ict room and told them to go on sites and they found this which was no use things like this shouldnt be on the internet u asshole

well its ok lets face it you could give a bit more imfomation but i like it thank you because you helped me do my homework

thank you very much for putting this website on the internet because it helped me get started on my homework, but i would of liked a bit more information if possible. I will recommend this sight to my freinds to help them with there history homework. It's quite good fun reading it and makes history homework a bit more exciting. I'm really glad i found this sight cause i am so bored of homework. Excellent site keep it up and always update it you get more people on it.

it didnt help me at all i think i was really comlicated i only wanted to find out about aquaducts but i couldnt

great info but the romans diddnt bring pease any body else knows about the war in irac that has killed hundreds!!!

good info but there is a lot more than whats been said they gave us cats and coins calenders aswell

Hay they gave us the calendar,double glazing for sure laws,language concrete they used powdered rat skulls for toothpaste YUCK!!! the roman numerals I dont like using those and viaducts,toilet paper surprisingly, medicine and about every 10 years our census, soap and slaves and same as the other guy this website gave me a boost with my homework.

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It's funny but it didn't really help because I wanted to find out more about the medicine.

It's funny but it didn't really help because I wanted to find out more about the medicine.

It's funny but it didn't really help because I wanted to find out more about the medicine.

It's funny but it didn't really help because I wanted to find out more about the medicine.

yeah why don't they put more things 'bout the medicens 'cause
im doing 'bout roman medicens an school

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