Legions in Roman Britain- from Sources

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Gallic War IV 25
Standard bearer of X leads troops (1st Invasion). Follow Standard: battle structure.
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Gallic War IV 32
Vii collecting grain. Attacked. Other work than fighting.
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Gallic Wars V 9
Vii lock shields and push Britons back into woods. Strategy.
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Gallic War V 15
Engaged in fortifying the camp. Work other than fighting.
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Tacitus' Annals [49 AD]
Silures (SE Wales) had to be kept in check by Legionary fortress. Camulodunum.
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Tacitus' Annals [51 AD]
Caratacus and Britons 'were laid low' by Legions' broadswords and spears.
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Tacitus' Annals [52 AD]
Legionary cohorts constructed forts in Silurian territory. Were surrounded. Ostorius died later.
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Tacitus' Annals, Book 14, 32 [61 AD]
Britons intercepted Petilius Cerialis (legate of) IX, routed legion, slaughtered infantry.
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T's Annals, B14, 34 [61 AD]
Suetonius had XIV Legion together with detachments from the XX.
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T's Annals, B14, 38
Nero increased troop numbers with 2,000 legionary soldiers sent from Germany, so IX was brought up to strength.
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In 60s AD
XIV Gemina were withdrawn from Britain.
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To fill this gap left by XIV...?
XX were moved from South Wales (where they'd been since transfer from Camulodunum in 49 AD).
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Tacitus' Histories
Vitellius decided to send the XIV Gemina back to Britain.
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69 AD
Trouble between governor Trebellius Maximus and the Legate of the XX Roscius Coelius.
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Hadrian's Wall [122 AD]
Legionaries built it.
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Vii collecting grain. Attacked. Other work than fighting.

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Gallic War IV 32

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Vii lock shields and push Britons back into woods. Strategy.

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Card 4

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Engaged in fortifying the camp. Work other than fighting.

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Card 5

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Silures (SE Wales) had to be kept in check by Legionary fortress. Camulodunum.

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