Roman Military Campaigns – Gaius Suetonius Paulinus (AD58 -61)

The exploits of this general in Britain, in particular the revolt in south-east England, are recorded by Cornelius Tacitus in his Annals of Rome (book XIV, chapters xxix-xxxviii) and The Agricola (XIV.iii – XVI.ii), also by Cassius Dio in his History of Rome (book LXII, chapters i-xi). Although many modern works have been written on the subject, the best by a long chalk is Boudica by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1978).

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The Campaigns of Paulinus against Boudica of the Iceni
Military Installations Attributed to Ostorius Scapula in Britain
Viroconium (Wroxeter, Shropshire)SJ5608legionary fortress Legio XIV Gemina.
Longthorpe, CambridgeshireTL1597vexillation fortress Legio IX Hispana.
Glevum (Gloucester)SO8318vexillation fortress Legio XX Valeria.
Burrium (Usk, Gwent)SO3700vexillation fortress Legio XX Valeria.
Isca Dumnoniorum (Exeter, Devon)SX9292legionary fortress Legio II Augusta.
Aquae Sulis (Bath, Avon)ST7564probable fort, occupied by cohorts of Legio XX Valeria perhaps also Ala I Thracum
Corinium (Cirencester, Gloucesterhire)SP0201fort, guarding the civitas of the Dobunni perhaps garrisoned by Ala Gallorum Indiana
Camulodunum (Colchester, Essex)TL9925Colonia, pre-Roman capital of the Trinovantes.
Londinium (London)TQ3281Claudian administrative centre
Verulamium (St. Albans, Hertfordshire)TL1307municipium and civitas capital of the Catuvellauni.
Pennocrucium (Water Eaton, Staffordshire)SJ9010earlier fort, contemporary marching camps? later fort?
Letocetum (Wall, Staffordshire)SK0906earlier fort, contemporary marching camp? possibly of Paulinus expeditionary force returning from North Wales.
Greensforge, South StaffordshireSO8688earlier fort, contemporary marching camps? later fort?
Caesaromagus (Chelmsford, Essex)TL7006fort, later civitas of the Trinovantes.
Combretovium (Baylham House, Suffolk)TM1152fort, on the border between the Iceni and the Trinovantes.
Sitomagus (Ixworth, Suffolk)TL9369fort, on the border between the Iceni and the Catuvellauni.
Great Casterton, LeicestershireTF0009fort, on the border between the Iceni and the Coritani.
The Lunt, Baginton, Coventry, WarwickshireSP3475fort and horse-training gyrus

References for Roman Military Campaigns -Gaius Suetonius Paulinus ( AD58-61)

  • The Roman Invasion of Britain by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1980);
  • Rome Against Caratacus by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1981);
  • Boudicca by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1978);
  • Britons and the Roman Army by Grace Simpson (Gregg, London, 1964);
  • Historical Map and Guide: Roman Britain by the OS (3rd Edition, 1956; 4th Ed., 1990; 5th Ed., 2001);
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