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  • Gallic Wars: Topic Page
    Campaigns in Gaul led by Julius Caesar in his two terms as proconsul of Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul, and Illyricum (58 B.C.–51 B.C.). MORE


  • Belgae
    From Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
    One of the three main groups of Iron Age Gaul. The Belgae put up fierce resistance to Caesar's legions before their final pacification in 51 BC. MORE
  • Britons
    From Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
    The inhabitants of Great Britain during the Iron Age and Roman periods, mainly the descendants of the original post-glacial settlers of Britain. MORE
  • Celts
    From Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
    A group of peoples of Iron Age Europe. MORE
  • Dacians
    From Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
    An ancient people of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania, in what is now north-central and western Romania. MORE
  • Druids: Topic Page
    Priests of ancient Celtic Britain, Ireland, and Gaul and probably of all ancient Celtic peoples, known to have existed at least since the 3d cent. BC. MORE
  • Gauls
    From Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
    One of the major groups of ancient Celts. They were progressively conquered by the Romans between 295 and 51 BC. MORE
  • Picts
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia
    Ancient inhabitants of central and N Scotland, of uncertain origin. MORE
  • Vandals
    from Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples & Fighting Groups
    A northern European population that settled in North Africa during the decline of the Roman Empire.


  • Albion
    From Brewer's Britain and Ireland
    An ancient and poetic name for Britain and (latterly) for England. MORE
  • Avebury: Topic Page
    Europe's largest stone circle (diameter 412 m/1,350 ft), in Wiltshire, England. MORE
  • Bath: Topic Page
    The Roman town of Aquae Sulis (‘waters of Sul’ - the British goddess of wisdom) was established in the first 20 years after the Roman invasion of AD 43. MORE
  • Gaul: Topic Page
    Ancient designation for the land S and W of the Rhine, W of the Alps, and N of the Pyrenees. MORE
  • Germania
    From A Guide to the Ancient World, H.W. Wilson
    The home of innumerable tribes, was brought forcibly to the notice of the Romans by the invasions of the Teutones and Cimbri. MORE
  • Roman Britain
    From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
    Period in British history from the two expeditions by Julius Caesar in 55 and 54 BC to the early 5th century AD. Roman relations with Britain began with Caesar's expeditions, but the actual conquest was not begun until AD 43. MORE
  • Stonehenge: Topic Page
    Megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain, 3 km/1.9 mi west of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. MORE

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