The roman conquest of britain was a gradual process beginning in ad 43 under emperor claudius and being largely completed by 87 when the stanegate was established as the northern frontier the roman army was generally recruited in italia hispania and gaul. John peddie a retired british infantry officer has attempted to re construct the roman invasion of britain in 43 ad by extrapolating from the fragmentary accounts of cassius dio and tacitus the author uses inherent military probability to fill in the many gaps in the historical record and thereby produce a coherent campaign narrative. Second invasion and final conquest in 77 the second invasion was undertaken by agricola as governor in late 77 it is described by tacitus in de vita et moribus iulii agricolae such was the state of britain and such were the vicissitudes of the war which agricola found on his crossing over about midsummer. This new version of websters work on the roman invasion of britain includes the latest fieldwork and is for the serious researcher as well as the student who just wants to get smarter quickly the well written prose unobtrusive references clear maps crisp line drawings and extensive appendixes make this a top shelf addition to your library. The roman conquest of britain the first roman invasion of britain was launched by the great republican general julius caesar in 55 bc caesar was then leading the roman armies in gaul and the britons had been sending aid to their kinsmen the celts of gaul
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