The History Reading Room: Gladiators, Nordic Scotland, and Champing

A roundup of my favorite history-related stories I’ve clipped recently! Gladiators: Live Fast Die Young From BBC History Magazine’s HistoryExtra blog: http://www.historyextra.com/article/feature/gladiators-facts-ancient-rome Everybody has ideas about Roman gladiators.  They’re a mainstay in movies, and we all have an impression of what it would be like to have to go into a ring and fight another person…