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Suetonius Paulinus(Caius Suetonius Paulinus) (swētō`nēəs pôlī`nəs), d. after A.D. 69, Roman general. Under Claudius I he was stationed (A.D. 42) in Mauretania, and he advanced inland past the Atlas Mts. In A.D. 59 he had the command in Britain. While on a campaign to reduce the druid stronghold of Mona (Anglesey), in A.D. 61, he was recalled to S Britain by the uprising of BoadiceaBoadicea
, d. A.D. 61, British queen of the Iceni (of Norfolk), properly called Boudicca. Her husband, King Prasutagus, died in A.D. 59 or 60, leaving half his property to the Roman emperor and half to his daughters.
..... Click the link for more information. , who defeated the ninth legion and took Verulamium (St. Albans) and Londinium (London). Paulinus suppressed the revolt. After Nero's death he led the troops of OthoOtho, Marcus Salvius
, A.D. 32–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (Jan.–April, A.D. 69). He was a friend of Nero, and his wife, Poppaea Sabina, became Nero's mistress; Otho was repaid (A.D. 58) with the province of Lusitania. In A.D.
..... Click the link for more information. against VitelliusVitellius, Aulus
, A.D. 15–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (A.D. 69). He was made commander of the legions on the lower Rhine by Galba in A.D. 68. On Galba's death he was proclaimed emperor at Colonia Agrippina (now Cologne).
..... Click the link for more information. , but the victorious Vitellius pardoned him (A.D. 69).
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Saint. died 644 ad, Roman missionary to England; first bishop of York and archbishop of Rochester. Feast day: Oct. 10
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