Rewriting history: the Romans in Britain
BRITAIN was home to Roman citizens some 50 years before the AD43 "invasion" date that generations of schoolchildren have been taught, new research has revealed.The previously accepted version of the Roman invasion has its origins in the work of ancient spin-doctors trying to boost the reputation of the Emperor Claudius. Archaeologists believe that a series of military artefacts unearthed in Chichester, Sussex, and dated decades before the AD43 date will turn conventional Roman history on its head.The experts also believe that when the Romans arrived in Chichester they were welcomed as liberators by ancient Britons who were delighted when the "invaders" overthrew a series of brutal tribal kings guilty of terrorising southern England.
The first version sound as if it was written by Leftists about Bush and Iraq! IOW: perhaps the "empire" analogy the Left is so fond of using in regards to the USA and Iraq has a bit of truth in it after all! ANOTHER INTERESTING ASIDE: it seems the "academy" was a biased in the time of Claudius as it is NOW!