A quick look at our new look android based recreation of the Roman Fortress, complete with a (furniture free) Tribune’s house. These young men from aristocratic families were technically second in command of the entire 5000-6000 men that lived at York. There were 6 tribunes in each legion, and they each had a high status house in the fortress – located just off the main street (Stonegate). To the common solider however they were a joke – literally! The favourite joke of men on patrol went ‘why did the legionnary salute the tribune? Because it was dark, and he mistook him for someone important’.
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