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Why was Boudicca important?
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The Roman Empire The Romans had a huge empire. At this time, England was run by many tribes. Each tribe had its own King. The Romans wanted to rule England and set out to beat these tribes in battle therefore ruling Britain.
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Why did they want Britain? The Romans wanted to rule Britain because it had lots of gold, silver and tin mines. These were really important as they made their weapons, armour and goods (jewellery) out of these metals.
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Let's start from the beginning. The Romans attacked Britain in AD 43. King Caratacus was the King of a British tribe called Catuvellaunians ( cat-u-vell-aneans). They tried to stop the Romans taking over Britain. Caratacus was the first King to unite British tribes against the Romans.
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Caratacus fought against the Romans for 8 years but was beaten in the end. He got taken to Rome. He thought he was going to be killed. Instead they let him go
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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