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The Britannia Bulletin
Recording Life in Roman Britain

Duncan MacDonald     
Jakarta   1  October 2017      
Reviewed  15  December  2018       
 Roman Britain (AD 43-409 ) We look at life in Britannia through the eyes of Roman legionairs and Britons during the Roman occupation of the first hundred years.
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Astutus ~ Company Clerk

Ancient scroll

Vitalis    Roman Centurion Vitalis ~ Astutus' father, Germania village 26 CE

Tamfana          Tamfana ~ Germania maiden, Astutus' mother

Roman mid-wife
      Roman wet nurse with Legionaires escort from Germania Superior (southwest Germany, Switzerland and eastern France)  to Rome

Messalla Olivia      Grandfather Messalla and Grandmother Olivia

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      Scrolls, Wooden wax tablet, Codex

Didasko with Astutus
   Didasko with Astutus ~ his 12 year old student

Battle of Teutoburg    Battle of Teurtoburg Forest - The Romans made a desperate attempt to storm the Germanic wall

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Claudius hiding
               Claudius found by the Praetorian Guard hiding behind a curtain

Training          New recruits basic training

Raiding party
            Trainees of the Blue team leaving on their Simulated Raid

      Vercingetorix surrendering to Julius Caesar  52 BCE

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Astutus & shooting star    Everyone was standing and looking at the heavens. Astutus was astounded to see a very bright object streaming overhead in the sky. It was called a ‘shooting star’
Roman elephants          Roman elephants accompany Emperor Claudius in Britannia invasion

Claudius Colchester
         Emperor Claudius entering Camulodunum – (Colchester) 43 CE

Wounded Roman legionaries
      Medics treating wounded Roman Legionaries

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Romans attacking hill fort             Summer 44 CE Vespasian captures the Dorset hill forts

Caractacus             Caratacus leading Ordovices tribes in Wales against the Romans
Caractacus handover            Caratacus handed over to Romans by Queen of Brigantes

Druids & Female Furies             Druids with Female Furies on Anglesey 61 CE

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Boudicca with daughters
   Boudicca with her daughters

Temple attack   Boudicca's Britons attack and destroy the temple of Claudius at Colchester-Camulodunum 61 CE

Boudicca   Boudicca standing on her chariot encourages her great hoard for a frontal attack on Suetonius Paulinus's legionnaires 61 CE

Great Fire of Rome    The Great Fire of Rome 64 CE

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Battle of Mons Graupius    The Battle of Mons Graupius 83 CE

Britannica tribal areas                                                                     Britannic Tribal Areas

                  Roman Legionair
                                     Roman Legionair (Mish)

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British Celtic Woman                                  British Celtic Woman

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