Forget the Thames the only way was Essex for Caesar

As one of history’s greatest generals, Julius Caesar invaded Britain twice in the 1st century BC, but historians have struggled to establish his route without evidence such as temporary marching camps that his vast army would have constructed. Now four camps have been discovered in Kent and Essex, to the excitement of archaeologists and metal-detectorists with potential new areas to explore. New research is challenging long-held assumptions that, after landing around Walmer and Deal in 55BC and 54BC respectively, Caesar crossed the River Thames in or near present-day London, probably Brentford. In a forthcoming book, Roger Nolan presents evidence that Caesar landed at Dover and crossed the Thames…

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