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Table of Contents SectionPage Number I The Roman Conquest 1 II Boadiceas Cause 1 III The Revolt 2 IV The Final Battle 2 V After the Revolt 4 Illustrations Roman Soldier Monument to Boadicea A Celtic Warrior Map of Celtic Britain and Northern Gaul A Celtic Chieftains Entertainment Map of Prehistoric Britain Map of Early Britain Showing the Stages of the Roman Conquest Map of Roman Britain A Roman Military Camp Back of Table of Contents 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 Bibliography8 IThe Roman Conquest In the first century BC the empire of Rome stretched from the Caspian Sea to the eastern coastline of Britain They had the biggest army the biggest empire and the most civilized culture Their ambitions were great The Romans easily conquered Gaul modern day France Then the Island of Britain was on the border of the Roman empire only a short boat ride away After Julius Caesar had conquered Gaul he invaded Britain in 55 and 54 BC But after winning a battle and getting a number of hostages he took his army back to Rome For the next hundred years there was no conflict between Rome and the Island of Britain until after the Emperor Caligula was assassinated in AD 41 Caligulas uncle Claudius became Emperor of Rome Emperor Claudius like many new emperors before him wanted to start his reign by showing off with a great military campaign He had heard stories from Roman traders about the many riches of Britain and thought it would be a wonderful place to have his campaign He prepared an army of 20000 soldiers to invade Britain A lot of the soldiers were afraid to cross the English Channel because they had heard stories about how Britain was full of savages When they landed they were surprised to find no-one
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