The Roman Army was building an Empire across Europe. They were coming for Britain. In AD43, they landed on the beaches in Kent.
The Romans wanted Britain’s precious metals. They called the land “Britannia” land of tin. Romans spread their culture, laws, and language.
The Celtic tribe decided whether or not to fight back. If they didn’t fight, they agreed to follow Roman laws and pay taxes, but the Celts decided to fight.
55-54BC: 20,000 Roman solidiers arrived on the Kent coast. Julius Ceasar was the head of the solidiers. AD40: Emperor Caligula attempted to invade Britain. AD43: 100 years after Julius Claudius finally succeeded in war.
After years of paying taxes and the Romans taking their land , the Celts wanted revenge. In AD60, Queen Bovdica of the Iceni tribe chose to fight. She burned the towns of Colchester and London.
When the Romans heard, they left their campaign in Wales to face Bovdica. Romans were outnumbered by Britain’s 200,000 warriors but won in the end in a fierce battle.