The roman conquest of britain was a gradual process beginning effectively in ad 43 under emperor claudius whose general aulus plautius served as first governor of roman britain latin britannia. In 55 bc julius caesar then general of the roman armies in gaul decided that it would be a good move to try a little summer invasion of britiain it may have been a move intended to gain prestige back home in rome but it was a move that made sense the celts in gaul had been receiving aid from . The core of the campaign history of the roman military is an aggregate of different accounts of the roman militarys land battles from its initial defense against and subsequent conquest of the citys hilltop neighbors on the italian peninsula to the ultimate struggle of the western roman empire for its existence against invading huns . Around 2000 years ago britain was ruled by tribes of people called the celtsbut this was about to change for around a century the roman army had been building an empire across europe. The roman invasion of britain was a determined military and political effort to project roman power in the northeastern atlantic although julius caesar had visited britain in 55bc before the birth of christ and reported that the soil was good there was plenty of food and people that could be
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