The History of the Kings of Britain - Part Three: The Coming of the Romans Summary & Analysis

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Part Three: The Coming of the Romans Summary and Analysis

Julius Caesar looks across the sea towards Britain. He says that the Britons descend from the same stock as the Romans but because they live so far away figures that they must be degenerates. Caesar assumes these lost relatives will know nothing about modern warfare and be an easy target for him to subjugate. Caesar sends a letter to King Cassivelaunus which is indignantly received. Cassivelaunus dispatches a reply, warning Caesar that the Britons are not as backward as he assumes and will fight to the death for their liberty. Caesar launches a fleet and arrives in Britain where he is immediately engaged in battle by Cassivelaunus and several other British lords. Nennius meets Caesar in the fray and manages to wrest Caesar's own sword from the ruler. Caesar...

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