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Britain Before the Romans

The Romans first invaded Britain under the rule of Julius Caesar in 55 BC. Though his first invasion wasn't successful, the Roman Empire conquered Britain soon afterwards and started making it into a "Mini Rome". But what was Britain like before the Romans?

Known as:

The people of Britain at this time were known as the Celts


Britain was split into many different warring tribes, each with their own ruler or chief


The Celt tribes lived in settlements with houses made from mud, straw or wood. There were no towns or proper roads.

Did you know?:

The Romans thought of the Celts as savages because they didn't have a government, army or taxes like the Romans did!

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