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The Romans

by Mandy Barrow
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Famous People during the Roman Times


Queen Boudicca 

Famous Romans

Roman history contains many famous people including Augustus the first emperor, Julius Caesar, Caligula, and Nero.

RomanJulius Caesar (100 - 44 BC)

Julius CaesarJulius Caesar was born on July 13 100 B.C. He was a great soldier and general. He helped to take over new land for the Roman Empire.

In 55 B.C. Caesar, with 80 ships and 80.000 men, tried to invade England but he didn't succeed. The next year he came back with 800 and again he didn't succeed to conquer South-England.

He was stabbed to death at a meeting of the Senate in 44 BC and the era of the Republic ended.


Augustus was the nephew of Caesar and the first Emperor of Rome. He was not always called Augustus, in fact he was born Octavian. He changed his name to Augustus in 27 BC when he won the civil war that followed the death of Julius Caesar, and became emperor.

RomanClaudius (AD 10 - 54)

Claudius was the emperor who conquered Britain. He was murdered by his wife

RomanHadrian (AD 76 - 13)

Hadrain became emperor after Trajan in AD 117, when the empire was at its largest.

RomanFurther information

Find out more about Caesar and other famous romans here
Famous Romans
Here you can read about some of the most famous Romans of all times.

A Famous Celt

Read about the celts here

BodeciaQueen Boudicca  (born around 30 AD)
Queen Boudicca was the wife of the ruler of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe who lived in eastern England.
She was disliked the Romans.

Why did Boudicca not like the Romans?
After her husbands death, the Romans claimed the Iceni lands. When Boudicca protested she was beaten and her daughters attacked.

The Romans were also demanding to be paid taxes.

What did she do?

In revenge, Boudicca led an army to attack the Romans

Where did she march to?

She marched her army to Colchester (the capital of Roman Britain.) On the way Boudicca and her Iceni army were joined by other tribes. They attacked Colchester.

She then led them to London. Boudicca's army caused vast amounts of damage before being defeated.

bodecia london

There is a famous statue of Boudicca in London which was made hundreds of years after she lived.


Further information

Queen Bodecia, the Iceni Queen -
Part of the BBC 'Time Strip' site. Has a brief introduction of who she was. You can also listen to a BBC drama about Queen Boudicca's rebellion.

Queen Boudicca -
Travel back in time to Ancient Britain. Find out about the Romans and their battle with Queen Boudicca. The stories are told by four different people - the facts are the same but the stories are not. Can you help unravel the truth about history?  

Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni -
This site is suitable for older children as there is a lot of text to read.

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