Tony Robinson's Romans: Nero
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Tony Robinson uncovers the truth about Rome's most infamous emperor. Nero was just 16 when he assumed power, and was treated like a rock star: a glamorous, young figure cutting a dash through his court.

But away from the adulation, his life had taken on all the elements of a soap opera, as his mother was found murdered after a rift over a mistress.

Tony explains the origins of the image of Nero fiddling while Rome burns, and how he alienated generals, the Senate and the Praetorian Guard, through his own actions and also inadvertently.

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