Roman Invasion of Britain and Celtic Life Quiz

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What type of structures did the Celts live in?

Round houses made from wood and mud

Where is Maiden Castle located?

Dorset

Who made the first attempt to invade Britain?

Julius Caesar

What did the British warriors use to attack Caesar's men?

Spears and chariots

What did the Kentish tribes agree to give Caesar after being defeated?

Hostages and a sum of money

Who sent 40,000 troops to conquer Britain almost a century later?

Emperor Claudius

Study Notes

Celtic Settlements

  • The Celts lived in hill forts, which were fortified settlements built on top of hills.

Maiden Castle

  • Maiden Castle is located in Dorset, England.

Roman Invasion of Britain

  • The Romans, led by Julius Caesar, made the first attempt to invade Britain in 55 BC.
  • British warriors used chariots to attack Caesar's men during the invasion.

Caesar's Conquest

  • After being defeated, the Kentish tribes agreed to give Caesar tribute (a form of payment or tax) as a sign of surrender.

Claudian Conquest

  • Emperor Claudius sent 40,000 troops to conquer Britain almost a century later, in 43 AD.

Test your knowledge about the Roman attempts to invade Britain and the Celtic way of life before the invasion. Learn about Celtic tribes, hillforts, and the lifestyle of the people in ancient Britain.

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