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Roman Britain: Ruling Britannia

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This is a reblog of an article in History Today in which archaeological findings strongly suggest the presence of Roman armies in Ancient Britannia before the invasion of Claudius in 43 AD. Archaeologist Miles Russell describes recent discoveries which overturn accepted views about the Roman invasion of Britain. Source: Roman Britain: Ruling Britannia

Roman Invasion Britain 43 AD

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Roman Invasion Britain 43 AD The events of the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD were primarily taken from accounts of Cassius Dio’s “Roman History” and Suetonius’s “The Twelve Caesars.” The historians give little detail about the invasion. There was no British resistance when the Roman legions first landed. Later, the Catuvellauni tribe led […]

Prequel Roman Invasion Britain

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    In the end, Caligula drew up his army in battle array on the shore of the ocean…and gave the order: “Gather seashells!” –Suetonius Prequel Roman Invasion Britain Introduction Claudius declared Britain was a country ‘where a real triumph could most readily be earned’. Several of the events leading up to the Roman invasion of […]

Cunobelin Celtic British King

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One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light—Joseph Campbell Cunobeline Celtic British King Cunobelin was considered the greatest of all […]

Caesar’s Invasions of Britain: Celtic Perspective

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“Of the inhabitants, those of Cantium (Kent), an entirely maritime district, are far the most advanced, and the type of civilization here prevalent differs little from that of Gaul. With most of the more inland tribes, the cultivation of corn disappears and a pastoral form of life succeeds, flesh and milk forming the principal diet, […]

Roman Empire Influence on Britain

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Roman Empire Influence on Britain Britain’s New Reality with Rome In less than five years since Julius Caesar first entered Gaul in 58 BC, western Europe was transformed. Gaul (modern day France) was under Roman control after he finished his conquest in the winter of 51-50 BC. Civil war in Rome slowed the progress of […]

Julius Caesar Impact on Ancient Britain

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Of the inhabitants, those of Cantium (Kent), an entirely maritime district, are far the most advanced, and the type of civilization here prevalent differs little from that of Gaul—Julius Caesar     Introduction In 1st Century, Celtic maritime networks were revitalized in the northern Atlantic region as a result of Roman commercial activities in southern […]

Ancient Britain History: Connection to Gaul

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The ultimate adventure, when all the barriers and ogres have been overcome, is commonly represented as a mystical marriage of the triumphant hero-soul with the Queen Goddess of the World. This is the crisis at the zenith…For she is the incarnation of the promise of perfection; the soul’s assurance that, at the conclusion of its […]

Caesar Second Invasion Britain

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‘Cities and Thrones and Powers, Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die. But, as new buds put forth To glad new men, Out of the spent and considered Earth The Cities rise again’ –Rudyard Kipling Introduction This is Part 3 in the series of posts that support Julius Caesar’s invasions […]

Caesar Second Invasion Britain

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   THE STANDARD PATH of the mythological adventure of the hero is represented in the rites of passage: separation, initiation, and return—Joseph Campbell   Introduction The unpublished epic historical fantasy [First Novel: APOLLO’S RAVEN] is envisioned to be a series set in Celtic Britain, Gaul (modern day France) and Ancient Rome prior to the invasion […]