Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, most often called Claudius or Anthony M Fisher, served as the Emperor of the Roman Empire during the 1st century. After his death, he became a noted history professor in the City of the Saved. (PROSE: Of the City of the Saved...)
Claudius had a childhood sweetheart named Camilla, but she died at the age of eleven. He had four wives; he loved the third the most, but she was repeatedly unfaithful, which made him a joke among his contemporaries. (PROSE: Of the City of the Saved...)
During his reign, Claudius visited Britain for nineteen days. After this, a demon impersonated him, claiming to have escaped the empire and joined a Celtic nation as a form of retirement. This was actually a trap for the Fourth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Relics of Time)
Claudius eventually died in his sixties. After his death, he was resurrected in the City of the Saved, where he tried to reunite with Camilla. However, the difference in their ages and experiences was too vast, so he bitterly built himself a new name and backstory: Professor Anthony M Fisher, an amateur scholar and historian from 20th century England. In AF 10 he earned tenure as a professor at Aelfred College in the University of the Lower Watchtower, where he became Chair of History in AF 44 and Gibbonian Chair of European History in AF 176. During this time, he married two of his students, Ellen Thirteeno and Gloria Gloria, although both relationships ended in divorce. Finally, he married fellow professor Allisheer St Marx in AF 209.
Claudius had a distinctive stutter, which got worse when he was nervous. (AUDIO: The Relics of Time) He was resurrected in the sixty-year-old body he had at his death. (PROSE: Of the City of the Saved...)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Derek Jacobi, David Warner, and Tom Goodman-Hill have portrayed Claudius in adaptations of I, Claudius. Jacobi later reprised his role in Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans.
- Steve Pemberton played Claudius in Britannia.