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Emperor Claudius and his invasion of Britain

Invaded Britain: in 43AD

What happened? His strong and tremendously large army quickly conquered the South East of Britain and 11 local tribes surrendered to him

Why was he successful? Claudius was better prepared than Julius Caesar before him. He assembled an army of 40,000 men with War Elephants & War Machines.

Did he stay? Claudius stayed in Britain for a grand total of 16 days before returning to Rome. But the Roman army were here to stay. They conquered the majority of England and Wales and didn't leave until 410AD!

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