Roman Empire -
The Roman Timeline
In 55BC Julius Caesar made his first attempt to invade Britain
and again in 54 BC, but was put off by the British warriors
and the terrible weather.
||In 44 BC Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of senators
who said he had too much power.
||In 43 AD Emperor Claudius sent in another Roman army and this
time they were successful. Claudius came to Britain to lead the
final attack with elephants! Roman Britain began.
||47AD First Roman town was set up at Colchester. The Romans
settlers 'taxed' the British in order to get money to build roads,
baths and towns.
||In 60AD a British tribe revolted against the strict rule of
the Romans. These battles were led a lady called Boudicca. Although
she had more soldiers, the Romans were well trained and the Britians
were again defeated. In the end Boudicca poisoned herself.
||In 117AD Hadrian was made Emperor. He had plans to conquer
||In 122AD Hadrian ordered the building of a great wall to defend
his forts in York. We now know this as Hadrian's Wall. It took
8 years to build and is 115km long.
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