Important Roman events
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1. Founding of the City Of Rome 753 BCThe God of War, Mars had two baby sons called Romulus and Remus. Their wicked uncle Amulius was jealous of them and wanted to kill them. He put the babies in a basket in the river Tiber hoping they would drown. The basket floated down the river and stopped at a place near seven hills. A she-wolf whose cubs had been killed came past and found Romulus and Remus. She used her milk to feed them.
Romulus and Remus grew up to be very,
very strong and big. They decided to build a city on one of the seven hills.
Then they had a bad quarrel about who should be king of the city. Romulus
dug a big ditch around the hill. When Remus came over the ditch Romulus
attacked him and they had a vicious fight. Remus was killed. Romulus called
the town Rome after himself.
Retold by Eleanor (y4)
2. Romans conquer Spain 206 BC
3. Romans conquer Greece 146 BC
4. Birth of Julius Caesar 100 BC
5. Julius Caesar's first invasion of Britain 55 BC
6. Beginning of the Roman Empire 27 BC
7. Conquest of Britain begins 43 ADThe Roman army was used to conquer and control new countries. Each new country became part of the empire, and was known as a province.
8. Hadrian's Wall completed 130 AD
The Emperor Hadrian visited Britannia
in AD 122. He ordered a wall to be built from Wallsend in the east to Bowness
in the west to separate the Roman province from the rest of Britain. It
was 118km long, 5 m high and 2-3m thick. Forts
were built for the troops who patrolled the wall.
The wall was built by legionary soldiers who marked the part that they built by carving in the stone.
The front of the wall was protected by a wide deep ditch. A road went behind the road so that soldiers could move quickly.
Turrets were used as look out towers. Signals could be sent to other buildings along the wall. The troops could go into the turret through a door on the ground floor which was used for storage and where a fire could be lit.
9. Roman troops withdrawn from Britain 407 AD
10. End of the Roman Empire 476 AD
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