The Roman conquest of Britain commenced in the year AD 43. However, they led two expeditionary campaigns a century earlier under the command of Julius Caesar.
Britain had been known to classical Greek writers as early as the 4th century BC. But, to the Romans, it was first portrayed as a mythical island on the edge of the known world.
A lot of what we know about the expeditions comes from a first-hand account by Caesar himself. It was written in the “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” (Commentaries on the Gallic War). Caesar claims that the Britons had supported the Gauls and neighbouring tribes during his conquest of the Gallic region.
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