Britain - in ancient sources @ attalus.org
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- a large island, off the north-west coast of Gaul
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+ Britains , Britannia , British , Briton , Britons
silia and other cities, and makes enquiries about the British Isles.
C.Volusenus sails across to Britain, to gather information about the
Julius Caesar lands in Britain, despite resistance from British force
Caesar's ships are damaged by a high tide on the coast of Britain.
The British gather fresh forces to attack Caesar, but he overcomes
Caesar leaves Britain, after demanding hostages.
nstructs a new fleet in preparation for another invasion of Britain.
Caesar sails over to Britain, and lands there without resistance.
The Britons take refuge in a camp within a wood, but they are overwhe
nus is appointed to lead the Britons; he assembles an army and attack
Caesar's cavalry defeats the Britons.
a ford, despite the sharpened stakes placed there by the Britons.
The Trinovantes and other British tribes surrender to Caesar.
The Britons agree terms with Caesar, and promise to hand over hostage
Caesar leaves Britain, and sails back to Gaul.
General comments on Caesar's invasion of Britain.
Quintus, replying to several letters sent by Quintus from Britain.
Commius sails to Britain, to escape from Caesar.
ctavianus sets out to invade Britain, but returns on hearing of unres
NENNIUS, Historia Brittonum
pposing force. The Briton whom Roman prowess has not vanqu
ever crossed over to the British isles with a thousand ves
inking about the Isle of Britain, will the image of that
ibe Caesar's invasion of Britain at the appropriate time}
the Spains added, and Gaul and Britain made tributaries.
the Rhine, crossed to Britain, and, in the tenth year,
anced westward as far as Britain and the Ocean, and who
onquered Moors, the subjugated Britons, and the humbled
over a large river in Britain was disputed by the Briti
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