The Roman Occupation of Britian

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It is known that if you treat people well and are fair and just towards them, then they will intern be loyal and respect you. If the Romans had been fair to the people of Britain during their occupation after their invasion in 43 a.d. then they would have gained the respect of the people in England, and intern prospered as coexisting civilizations. Instead they raped and pillaged England of it's pride and honor. They destroyed the Druid religion of the people. They disrespected the customs of the Celts. They installed puppet kings to make the people think they had some in the Government. The Romans did all this from thousands of miles away. This general harsh treatment of the British people led to the rebellion of Boudicca and the sack and Burning of London.

The Romans occupied Britain from 47 ad. to 450 ad. They were harsh throughout this occupation, taking the traditions away from the celts and killing there religion.

The Romans forced their own religion and customs onto the people of Britain.

The first invasion happened on an evening in August in 55 b.c. Two Roman legions led by Julius Caesar, sailed from Boulogne in eighty ships. They reached Dover the next day. They won the beachhead at Dover. Julius Caesar left a month later recalling that the British troops were stronger than he had thought. (10, p.19) Julius Caesar had multiple motives for his attack of Britain. First, he wished to punish the Britons for giving refuge to Celtic rebels fleeing from Gaul. Second, he had heard of the great wealth that could be found in Britain. There was supposed to be large quantities of gold, silver, lead, tin, grain, and slaves. Third was the prestige that he could gain for adding a new province on...