The Legions that invaded in 43AD

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In 43 AD the Romans invaded Britain with an occupation army. Julieus Caesar had invaded in 55 and 54 BC but that was an expedition rather than a conquering force. In the year 43 Claudius was emperor and he sent four legions from their port in Boulogne to land in the south of Britain.

  • Legio II Augusta
  • Legio IX Hispana
  • Legio XIV Gemina
  • Legio XX Valeria Victrix

 The army of conquest also consisted of auxiliary units of infantry and cavalry, composed overwhelmingly of the Empire’s non-citizen subjects and comprising over 20,000 men 

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