Founding of Londinium

A bust of the Emperor Claudius

Forces of the emperor Claudius reestablish Roman influence using this strategic location in the Thames valley.  Londinium's location allowed Rome to finally gain a more permanent foothold in Britain. Londinium's location on the Thames was also located along roads connecting large tribal towns like present-day St. Albans, Colchester, and Canterbury that later became Roman towns. Image Source: Naples National Archaeological Museum.  Photograph by Marie-Lan Nguyen (2011), CC BY 2.5,

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Event date:

circa. Summer 43 to circa. 43