Caesar's Invasions of Britain

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  • CAESAR'S INVASIONS OF BRITAIN 55-54BCE.
    • SUCCESSES
      • 20 DAYS OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING.
      • GAINED HOSTAGES, SLAVES AND THE SUBMISSION OF SOME BRITISH TRIBES.
      • GAINED AN ANNUAL TRIBUTE FROM THE BRITONS.
      • IMPOSED ROME'S MILITARY DOMINANCE ON THE BRITONS.
        • UNLIKELY THE BRITONS SHOULD CONTINUE TO ACT AGAINST ROME IN GAUL.
    • PREPARATION
      • FIRST INVASION
        • "TOOK ADVANTAGE OF FAVOURABLE WEATHER"
        • LUSCIOUS VERIANUS SENT ON A FOUR DAY RECON MISSION.
        • "INTERVIEWED TRADERS FROM ALL PARTS."
          • CAESAR'S GALLIC WARS C.50BCE.
            • "GREAT ADVANTAGE TO HIM MERELY TO VISIT THE ISLAND"
            • "URGE THEM TO ENTRUST THEMSELVES TO THE PROTECTION OF ROME"
              • FIRST INVASION
                • "TOOK ADVANTAGE OF FAVOURABLE WEATHER"
                • LUSCIOUS VERIANUS SENT ON A FOUR DAY RECON MISSION.
                • "INTERVIEWED TRADERS FROM ALL PARTS."
                  • CAESAR'S GALLIC WARS C.50BCE.
                    • "GREAT ADVANTAGE TO HIM MERELY TO VISIT THE ISLAND"
                    • "URGE THEM TO ENTRUST THEMSELVES TO THE PROTECTION OF ROME"
                      • "PUBLIC THANKSGIVING OF TWENTY DAYS"
                      • RELIABILITY
                        • 1. PRIMARY SOURCES STILL ALIVE AND COULD REJECT.
                          • KEEPS ARTISTIC LICENCE TO A MINIMUM
                        • 2. HE WROTE IT IN HINDSIGHT.
                          • MAY HAVE EXEMPLIFIED HIS JUDGEMENTS TO MAKE HIM SEEM MORE IMPRESSIVE
                        • 3.WRITTEN AS TO EXEMPLIFY HIMSELF AS A GENERAL AND FOR THE GLORY OF ROME.
                          • HE MAY EXAGGERATE THE NUMBERS OF THE BRITONS AND THEIR SKILL TO MAKE THE ROMAN ACHIEVEMENTS SEEM GREATER.
                  • LEFT AN ARMY TO DEAL WITH THE REBELLIOUS GAULS.
              • "PUBLIC THANKSGIVING OF TWENTY DAYS"
              • RELIABILITY
                • 1. PRIMARY SOURCES STILL ALIVE AND COULD REJECT.
                  • KEEPS ARTISTIC LICENCE TO A MINIMUM
                • 2. HE WROTE IT IN HINDSIGHT.
                  • MAY HAVE EXEMPLIFIED HIS JUDGEMENTS TO MAKE HIM SEEM MORE IMPRESSIVE
                • 3.WRITTEN AS TO EXEMPLIFY HIMSELF AS A GENERAL AND FOR THE GLORY OF ROME.
                  • HE MAY EXAGGERATE THE NUMBERS OF THE BRITONS AND THEIR SKILL TO MAKE THE ROMAN ACHIEVEMENTS SEEM GREATER.
          • LEFT AN ARMY TO DEAL WITH THE REBELLIOUS GAULS.
        • SECOND INVASION
          • HAD NEW SHIPS BUILT TO COPE WITH THE DIFFERING WEATHER.
          • "TOOK ADVANTAGE OF FAVOURABLE WEATHER."
          • HAD SCOUTED OUT - IN THE PREVIOUS INVASION - THE BEST LOCATION TO LAND.
      • SOURCES
        • CICERO'S LETTERS TO ATTICUS C.54BCE.
          • RELIABILITY
            • WRITING PERSONAL LETTERS SO WILL BE MOST LIKELY FACTUAL.
            • HAS A PRIMARY SOURCE IN HIS BROTHER.
            • WAS WRITING AND WAS ALIVE AT THE TIME OF THE INVASION.
          • "HOSTAGES HAVE BEEN TAKEN...A TRIBUTE HAS BEEN LEVIED."
          • "NO PROSPECT OF BOOTY EXCEPT SLAVES"
          • 'ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR NEWS OF HIM."
        • SUETONIUS' THE DEIFIED CAESAR C.110CE
          • "IN BRITAIN...HIS FLEET WAS ALMOST DESTROYED BY A VIOLENT STORM."
          • "INSPIRED BY THE PROSPECT OF PEARLS."
          • "WITHOUT ACHIEVING MUCH."
          • "BRINGING BACK HOSTAGES, SLAVES AND MUCH OTHER BOOTY."
          • RELIABILITY
            • WAS WRITTEN C.110CE.
            • "I CAN PRODUCE NO WITNESSES"
            • "I HAVE NOTHING CERTAIN TO TELL."
      • FAILURES
        • THE BRITONS WENT BACK ON THEIR WORD SEVERAL TIMES WITHOUT SEVERE PUNICHMENT
        • THE BRITONS KILLED MANY ROMANS UPON INITIAL LANDING.
        • THE SHIPS WERE DESTROYED IN BOTH OCCASIONS BY SEVERE WEATHER.
        • THE CAVALRY WERE FORCED TO GO BACK TO GAUL DUE TO THE WIND.
        • FAILED TO CONQUER BRITAIN AND ONLY HOSTAGES AND TRIBUTES WERE TAKEN.
    • CICERO'S LETTERS TO ATTICUS C.54BCE.
      • RELIABILITY
        • WRITING PERSONAL LETTERS SO WILL BE MOST LIKELY FACTUAL.
        • HAS A PRIMARY SOURCE IN HIS BROTHER.
        • WAS WRITING AND WAS ALIVE AT THE TIME OF THE INVASION.
      • "HOSTAGES HAVE BEEN TAKEN...A TRIBUTE HAS BEEN LEVIED."
      • "NO PROSPECT OF BOOTY EXCEPT SLAVES"
      • 'ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR NEWS OF HIM."
    • "IN BRITAIN...HIS FLEET WAS ALMOST DESTROYED BY A VIOLENT STORM."
    • FAILURES
      • THE BRITONS WENT BACK ON THEIR WORD SEVERAL TIMES WITHOUT SEVERE PUNICHMENT
      • THE BRITONS KILLED MANY ROMANS UPON INITIAL LANDING.
      • THE SHIPS WERE DESTROYED IN BOTH OCCASIONS BY SEVERE WEATHER.
      • THE CAVALRY WERE FORCED TO GO BACK TO GAUL DUE TO THE WIND.
      • FAILED TO CONQUER BRITAIN AND ONLY HOSTAGES AND TRIBUTES WERE TAKEN.

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