All you need to know about Thusnelda from #Barbarians #barbariansnetflix

BARBARIANS is the latest historical drama series to hit and the show has gone down a storm with fans. Who is Thusnelda? Was Thusnelda a real person?

PUBLISHED: 19:16, Tue, Oct 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:16, Tue, Oct 27, 2020

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Barbarians is on now and the Germanic series tells the forgotten story of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. The battle was a pivotal moment in history for the Romans and a group of Germanic clans who refused to live under Roman rule. One of the main characters in the series is Thusnelda (played by Jeanne Goursaud) and has everything you need to know about her.

Who is Thusnelda?

Thusnelda was one of the fearless warriors who joined forces with other Germanic clans in order to prevent the growth of the Roman Empire.

German actress Goursaud, who is 24, played the role of Thusnelda and she has been sharing plenty of photos of herself on the set of the series which was filmed in Budapest.

Her character appears in the trailer for the series, and she is heard asking the Germanic tribes to "stand up together" against the Romans.

She tries to encourage Arminius (Laurence Rupp) who was experienced in the ways of the Roman military, to join them instead of the Romans as his loyalty was split between both sides.

Thusnelda and other German leaders attempt the impossible as they encourage all the tribespeople to unite for the same cause - to prevent Roman victory.

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In the trailer she gives a rousing speech to her followers, saying: "Let's fight together," and some intense battle scenes ensue.

Fans have fallen in love with the series and they are already keen to see more, with one saying on YouTube: "Please make more of these , there are many more stories from the clash between and the Germanic tribes and the wider Imperial story, from Scotland to Iraq and North Africa to the Rhine.

"Thought this was brilliantly made, great cast, beautifully shot, great costumes, sets, locations. Crying out for more. Thank you for bringing this to the screen."

Thusnelda is the daughter of Segestes (Bernhard Schütz) a nobleman in the Cherusci tribe who does not have high aspirations for his daughter.

In fact, at the start of the series, he attempted to sell her to a man, telling him she will obey him. Meanwhile, Thusnelda was keen to teach her younger brother how to fight.

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