The name Nero is synonymous with tyranny, but what do we really know about the infamous Roman emperor? Mary Beard, historian and British Museum Trustee, asks 10 questions to search for the truth behind the myth.
22 April 2021
Nero is one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and eccentricity. But was he really the tyrant that history has painted him to be? Nero exhibition curator Francesca Bologna goes in search of the real Nero.
27 November 2020
From the story of one of Rome’s most infamous emperors, to the assassination of Thomas Becket, see what special exhibitions are coming up in our 2021 programme.