RnB007 - Caradoc, Chief of the Britons
Caradoc , called “Caractacus” by the Romans was a 1st Century AD British Chieftain of Catuvellauni tribe, who led the British resistance to the Roman conquest. For almost 10 years, he combined ‘guerrilla’ warfare with set-piece battles to fight the might of Rome. After his final defeat he was handed over to the Romans and, like Vercingetorix before him was sentenced to death. Although a captive in Rome he was allowed to address the Roman senate. His speech made such an impression on the Senators that the Emperor Claudius himself pardoned him and granted him the privilege of living in peace in Rome, a rare honour indeed for a once rebellious leader!