Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Section VII, ch. 16-18 Summary & Analysis

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Section VII, ch. 16-18 Summary

Britain is occupied by the aboriginals by the Celts. Julius Caesar first invaded Britain one hundred and eight years earlier than Claudius did when Cassivellaunus organized a resistance against him, and he attempted to civilize Britain while dealing with the French rebellions. During Claudius' reign, Togodumnus and Caractacus reign in Britain; Togodumnus demands the return of British exiles and sacred regalia, but Claudius refuses and makes war against Britain. Claudius described Druidism with its three levels of priests, Druids, Bards and Ovates. The Druids cause trouble in France, and Claudius determines to strike a bargain with the arch-Druid after conquering Britain. Claudius determines how to defeat the Britons and sends four regular infantry regiments, four regiments of auxiliaries and one thousand cavalry. Claudius sends Narcissus to the troops, but the troops are displeased because Narcissus is unpopular...

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