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(kərăk`təkəs) or


(kərăd`ək), fl. A.D. 50, British king; son of Cymbeline. After the Roman invasion of A.D. 43, he led British resistance until defeated in A.D. 50. He was captured and taken to Rome. Emperor Claudius, admiring his courage, spared his life.
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, Caractacus, Caradoc
died ?54 ad, British chieftain: led an unsuccessful resistance against the Romans (43--50)
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Caractacus and Agricola are the only names from Roman history whom Eleanor mentions, the former a British chieftain, the latter a Roman governor.
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