Keys to the Past

Glossary

Claudius

(10BC-54AD)
Roman emperor (10BC-54AD) who started the conquest of Britain in 43AD. It is thought he invaded to build up his prestige, after his nephew Caligula was murdered. Claudius himself was murdered. Claudius was not the first Roman emperor to send troops across The Channel - they had been Roman raids in the 50s BC by Julius Caesar - though with no thought of invasion.

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