Caratacus


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Caratacus

, Caractacus, Caradoc
died ?54 ad, British chieftain: led an unsuccessful resistance against the Romans (43--50)
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(14) Caratach is presented as Bonduca's cousin in this play, although historically Caratacus was an unrelated leader who instigated a separate rebellion in the decade prior to Boudicca's 60/61 CE revolt.
Fifteenth Edition (1991): "Caractacus: see Caratacus" (p.
Led first, at least in part, by the Catuvellaunian prince Caratacus and subsequently by their own clan-based hierarchy, the Silures achieved some notable military successes and even defeated a legion during protracted conflict which did not end until c75, when the governor Julius Frontinus ordered construction of Isca.
One of the first leaders of the opposition was the chieftain of the Catuvellauni tribe, Caratacus, who led the Silures after his own Catuvellauni tribue was defeated by Claudius.
Does this then give us a fifth century date for the emergence of Wales, and anything before that date, such as Caratacus or Boudicca, were part of the history of Britain rather than Wales, since Wales didn't exist as a political unit, or if it did, it extended halfway across what is now England, not held by the immigrant Anglo Saxons.
If we take into account evidence like the distribution of coins, there is every indication that one of the main leaders of Catuvellaunian expansion was a son of the powerful king Cunobelinus, Caratacus.
Initially one of their leaders was Caratacus (Caradog), a prince of the Catuvellauni, the most powerful tribe in what is today south-east England.
Gw r o Essex oedd Caratacus, ond wedi iddo arwain llwyth rhyfelgar o dde-ddwyrain Cymru fe gafodd ei fabwysiadu fel arwr Cymreig, o dan yr enw Caradog.
A: Interestingly, Caradog (Caratacus) and Buddug (Boudicca) who stood up to the Roman invaders, both have their statues among the heroes of Welsh history at City Hall in Cardiff, even though neither was from Wales.
Their chieftain, Caratacus, whom some have since said most closely resembles legendary Welsh warrior Caradog in history, had set his face against Roman rule.