First Julius Caesar, later the Emperors. Queen Boudica rallies Britains. London sacked. Desperate Battle at Watling. Romans outnumbered 20 to 1. Can Queen throw Romans off island? Oliver Goldsmith writes:
Paulinus hastened to relieve London, which was already a flourishing colony; but found on his arrival that it would be requisite, for the general safety, to abandon that place to the merciless fury of the enemy. London was therefore soon reduced to ashes; such of the inhabitants as remained in it were massacred; and the Romans with all other strangers to the number of seventy thousand were cruelly put to the sword.
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