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 after capturing the south of the island the romans turned their attention to what is now wales. 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 . Roman britain the roman invasion by david ross editor caesars summer vacation 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 roman invasion of britain is an old old story however the reconstruction and display of the hallaton helmet a ceremonial roman helmet found in an iron age shrine in 2012 reminds us that relations between the invaders and the britons were more complex than we normally imagine. Roman conquest of britain the roman conquest of britain was neither quick nor painless from the time julius caesar first set foot on the island until the time pax romana was fully installed it would take more than 150 years it would see much war many revolts and much bloodshed
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