- Feb 2011
It is a good coin, thank you!Thank you both. I will check out both sites tonight.
Wow, benzev, THAT particular coin of yours, something with Britain on it AND Claudius would really be, for me, the cat's meow.
I am so stuck on reading about the year 43 A.D., the invasion. I just keep imagining standing on a hill, staring down at three legions worth of vessels sailing toward the beachhead.
Question for you, I read where, in at least one of Julius' invasions, some 800 sailing vessels were involved. I also read that in 43 A.D. there were three different legions and at least two different landing zones. Do you think there were three? One for each legion? And even if there were do you think the entirety of the Roman invasion force could have been seen from one vantage point in Britain at the same time? How many ships do you think were involved in 43 A.D.? Also, benzev, I hope you don't mind me asking you all this, but do you think the sails themselves were striped in different colors?
Finally, I think what Jax likely meant when he referred to a"re-model" was a re-construction, a fixer-upper of a home.
I understand both Caesar's 54BCE and Claudius 43CE fleets were probably about 1000 vessels of various sizes and from a cliff, subject to weather conditions, I would guess you could see it all. I cant see any evidence for sails being striped or not- I dont think there is any certain answer!
My guess is that there was one landing, at Richborough and task forces were sent out once local resistence had been broken. Caeasr's landing place at Pegwell Bay in Kent has recently been detected.