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George Blagden in a recording studio narratin the Bardeum Tour The Charioteer



Experience the next generation of audio / visual tours.
Don't just see the sites, Step inside their stories. 

George Blagden is best known for his starring role as Louis XIV in the television series Versailles; the young Anglo-Saxon Christian monk Athelstan made a slave by Ragnar Lothbrok in the series Vikings; and the French revolutionary Grantaire in the film Les Miserables.  

The Charioteer is an audiovisual tour of the Circus Maximus in Rome written by Margaret George and narrated by George Blagden

The year is 65 AD and the controversial Emperor Nero has spared no expense to fulfill his promise to the people of Rome. The Circus Maximus has been rebuilt following the great fire and is now the most impressive track ever constructed.  While this endears Nero to charioteering fans, discontent grows among the Senators over his frivolous spending.

Follow along with our intrepid chaperon, Appius Teretina (George), as he guides you through these true events on the final day of the festival of Ceres. Place bets on your favorite Charioteer team and find out if the Blues, Reds, Whites or the Emperor’s favored Greens, carry the day! 

And, if you’re lucky, the Emperor himself will appear before the final race of the day. You’ll discover that even amongst civil unrest and treasonous plots of murder, the show must go on!

Learn about the Circus Maximus, chariot racing, and the real-life murderous plot against Emperor Nero as you Step Inside the Story of The Charioteer.

"Ancient world goddess Margaret George's gossipy Roman guide takes us on a fun and informative tour so immersive you'll be looking over your shoulder for the emperor and passionately cheering for imaginary chariot teams as the golden dolphins fall to a surprise ending."

Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of Lily of the Nile & America's First Daughter


“The Charioteer will have you breathing the dust, feeling the marble, hearing the whinny and stamp of horses, and joining the roar of the crowd as if you'd been transported by a time machine. 


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Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Huntress, The Rose Code and Empress of Rome Saga

Step back in time to see the Circus Maximus through quality storytelling. It's a history lesson disguised within a great story.
Includes digital reconstructions.

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