I know I promised to ‘learn you’ all about the kings and queens of England and so far we’ve only had one, the lady with the interchangeable name – Boudicea / Boudica, but hang on in there, we are getting to them all. It’s just that the Romans hung around for an awfully long time being force-fed grapes in Londinium and Corinium and Aqua Sullis and other British places they rudely re-named in Latin.
We know the Romans were snobs as they did not mingle much with the primitive Britons who were too busy burying each other in long round wheelbarrows.
Generally, the occupiers were quite happy, and to prove that here are three more Happy Romans. But all good things come to an end – often a sticky one – and the invaders were called back across the channel to take part in Gibbons Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and England was subjected…..
…. to invasions from the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and Goths, and Vandals and Huns, and Picts, and Scots, and Angles, and Saxons and Jutes. They were ALL at it.
Sadly I must leave them being horribly invaded until the next post. Serves them right for going back to the dark ages once the Romans had left.