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THE REVOLTING ROMANS By Saffron Patel
This is a picture of the first roman city. This city is called Camulodunum.
The Romans lived in Rome, a city in the center of the country of Italy.
Only men could be in the Roman Army. No women. Every Roman soldier was a Roman citizen. He had to be at least 20 years old. Army
Roman soldiers wore sandals, with iron studs on the leather soles. Hard-wearing, but easy to slip when running on wet stones! This is a roman cavalrery helmet. These are roman army boots.
Roman soldiers wore their swords on the right at first. By the AD 300s most Romans wore their swords on the left. These are roman swords.
Legionaries were the best Roman soldiers, and the best paid.
An auxiliary was a soldier who was not a Roman citizen. He was paid a third as much as a legionary.
Auxiliaries guarded forts and frontiers, but also fought in battles, often in the front lines, where it was the most dangerous.
Some soldiers had special skills. They shot bows and arrows, flung stones from slingshots, or could swim rivers to surprise an enemy.
BOUDICCA And the Celts
Boudicca was married to Prasutagus, ruler of the Iceni people of East Anglia. When the Romans conquered southern England in AD 43, they allowed Prasutagus to continue to rule.
However, when Prasutagus died the Romans decided to rule the Iceni directly and confiscated the property of the leading tribesmen.
In 60 or 61 AD, while the Roman governor Gaius Suetonius Paullinus was leading a campaign in North Wales, the Iceni rebelled. Members of other tribes joined them
Boudicca's warriors successfully defeated the Roman Ninth Legion and destroyed the capital of Roman Britain, then at Colchester. They went on to destroy London and Verulamium (St Albans).
Thousands were killed. Finally, Boudicca was defeated by a Roman army led by Paulinus. Many Britons were killed and Boudicca is thought to have poisoned herself to avoid capture. The site of the battle, and of Boudicca's death, are unknown.
We believe Boudicca poisoned her self so she would not be a prisoner