Messalina; The Most Infamous Woman of Roman History
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It was 17 AD, and a beautiful little girl was born, Valeria Messalina. She was the daughter of her proud mother, Domitia Lepida the Younger, and her father Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus. Big names right? With her big puppy eyes she already could easily manipulate people.
Messalina grew up in a very big family. Half-sisters, half-brothers, cousins, nieces, etc. She was family with Nero, her first cousin, which also made her kind of famous in her hometown, Rome.
She then marries Claudius, the Roman Emperor from 41 to 54 AD, at age 15. Claudius is madly in love with her, however Messalina knows better and only loves Claudius' power...
Later she gets two children with Claudius, Britannicus and Claudia Octavia.
Because of Claudius, she gained an important in the politics in Rome. However, this kind of power she had wasn't enough for her, she wanted a higher position. That's when she started having secret affairs to maintain this...
Today, I want to speak about a serious problem in Rome.....
She kept having secret affairs for a very long time, Claudius didn't know anything about this. He was unconscious of her many adulteries.
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