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28 Meet a British pioneer of satirical cartoons

46 Learn what visitors to Britannia could expect, in our in-depth travel guide to the Roman province

22 Did Britons collaborate with the Roman invaders?

6 Timeline

Miles Russell traces four and a half centuries of Romans in Britain

12 INVASION

14 Britain before the Romans

Who were the ancient Britons? Barry Cunli e introduces the island’s pre-Roman inhabitants

22 10 big questions about the conquest Gillian Hovell challenges preconceptions about British resistance to the Roman invasion

32 Romansunderattack

Why did Roman writers portray British rebels as noble heroes? Charlotte Higgins reads between the Latin lines to discover the chroniclers’ political motives

38 When Britannica ruled the waves Simon Elliott explains why the Classis Britannica, Rome’s British navy, was crucial in securing and cementing the empire’s occupation of the island

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44 BRITANNIA

46 Welcome to Britannia

Bronwen Riley explores the province at the edge of the Roman empire, as it was eight decades a er the conquest

54 What happened to Britain’s lost Roman legion? The Ninth Legion was annihilated during an ill-fated expedition in Scotland – or was it? Miles Russell investigates the evidence

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The Story of Roman Britain

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