Britain, Roman conquest of (43-96)

Hanson, W. (2012) Britain, Roman conquest of (43-96). In: Martel, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of War. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781405190374 (doi:10.1002/9781444338232.wbeow085)

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Abstract

Though Caesar had crossed the Channel with his army twice, in 55 and 54 bce,his brief campaigns were not followed up, not least because he continued to be preoccupied with the conquest of Gaul and political events in Rome, which culminated in civil war. Thus, when the invasion proper did occur, in the reign of the emperor Claudius in 43 ce, Britain became one of the last additions to the Roman Empire.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanson, Professor William
Authors: Hanson, W.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN:9781405190374

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