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Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain


On 26 August 55BC, (55 years before Jesus was born) Caesar’s army invaded Britain for the first time. He took with him two Roman legions. After winning several battles against the Celtic tribes (Britons) in south-east England he returned to France.

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Second invasion - Caesar's second raid

The following summer (in 54 B.C.) Caesar came to Britain again landing at Walmer near Deal in Kent. This time he brought with him no fewer than five legions (30,000 foot soldiers) and 2,000 cavalrymen (horse riders). This time the Romans crossed the River Thames. After more fighting, the British tribes promised to pay tribute to Rome and were then left in peace for nearly a century.

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