The roman conquest of britain was a gradual process beginning effectively in ad 43 under emperor claudius whose general aulus plautius served as first governor of roman britain latin britannia. Roman britain the roman invasion by david ross editor caesars summer vacation in 55 bc julius caesar then general of the roman armies in gaul decided that it would be a good move to try a little summer invasion of britiain it may have been a move intended to gain prestige back home in rome but it was a move that made sense. The core of the campaign history of the roman military is an aggregate of different accounts of the roman militarys land battles from its initial defense against and subsequent conquest of the citys hilltop neighbors on the italian peninsula to the ultimate struggle of the western roman empire for its existence against invading huns . The roman empire founded according to the legend by romulus and remus extended across large portions of europe asia and africa and successfully imposed its highly developed civilization on the conquered lands britain after its conquest was no exception here is an account of how this conquest came about. Below is a roman britain timeline featuring the most important events in the roman occupation of britain from julius caesars first attempts at invasion to the fall of the island to the saxons to the military success of the britons leading to the legends of king arthur
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