By Jonathan Bastable

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Our ships, on account of their size, could be stationed only in deep water; and our soldiers, not knowing the lie of the land, with their hands encumbered, weighed down with heavy armour, had to leap from the ships, stand in the surf, and face up to the enemy. The Britons, on the other hand, were either on dry ground, or advancing a little way into the water. Their hands were free, and they knew where the shallows were. They could confidently throw their weapons and spur on their horses, which were accustomed to this kind of service.

The Secretary of State kept us long waiting, and certainly, for the last half or three-quarters of an hour, I don’t know that I ever had a conversation that interested me more. ’ That first encounter between Wellington and Nelson was also their last. Within a few weeks, Nelson was dead – shot by a French sniper at the Battle of Trafalgar. Resisting Rome Boudicca’s war against the invading legions After almost a century of trying, Rome finally launched a successful invasion of Britain in 43AD. The attacking force consisted of 40,000 men – more than three times more than Julius Caesar’s army of 55BC – and it was too strong for the native Britons to resist.

There is a long-standing tradition – entirely fictitious – that she is buried beneath Platform 10 at King’s Cross Station. HADRIAN’S FOLLY The Roman invasion of Britain was never completed. The aim of Emperor Claudius, when he dispatched his legions, was always to subjugate all of the British mainland, the territory we now think of as England, Scotland and Wales. That never happened, because no Roman general ever managed to stabilise the northern border. Hadrian’s wall, which marks the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, is in some ways a monument to the Romans’ military failure.

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