Characters in history

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Characters in history 2018-03-31T10:27:36+00:00

Most of our characters in history are real people who have made a significant contribution to the formation, preservation and strength of England, or have been influential in the development of the culture of its citizens. We have created character categories for these real people as follows:

Ancient People (pre 1,100 BC)

Early Settlers (1,100 BC – 43)

People of the Roman Occupation (43 – 410)

‘Kings’ & ‘Queens’ of the early mediaeval kingdoms of the Dark Ages (410 – 927)

Kings & Queens of England (927 – 1485)

Actors & Musicians

Adventurers & Explorers

Artists & Composers

Inventors & Scientists

Saints & Sinners

Soldiers & Sailors

Poets & Writers

Sports People

Some of our characters in history are clearly not real people at all, and some of our characters are subject to ongoing discussion as to their historical reality or not … These characters in history are part of our ‘fabulous folklore’ journey through the ages and they are all included in our Folklore, Legend & Myth Category ~ FL&M    

FL&M Characters


There have been 3 Roman invasions of Britain ~ each invasion force may have arrived at a different place on the coast of England’s traditional county of Kent:

The first invasion force (in 55BC) failed :: The second invasion force (in 54BC) succeeded, but only for a short time :: The third invasion force (in 43) succeeded and resulted in the Roman occupation of Britain until 410


Can you name the arrival place and the leader of each of the three Roman invasions of Britain?

Answers below


First invasion ~ possibly landed at Pegwell Bay (near the Isle of Thanet, Kent) ~ led by Gaius Julius Caesar

Second invasion ~ possibly landed at Walmer (near Deal, Kent) ~ led by Gaius Julius Caesar

Third invasion ~ possibly landed at Richborough (near Sandwich, Kent) ~ led by Aulus Plautius