Roman Invasion: The Battle of Medway

Today we re-enacted the Battle of Medway AD43. The children had great fun as Celts and Romans. The Battle lasted 2 days and the Romans had invaded the lands of the Iron Age tribe of the Cantiaci, now the English county of Kent. This was an early battle in the Claudian invasion of Britain, led by Aulus Plautius.

There was no bridge over the river where the battle fought, so a detachment of specially-trained Roman auxiliaries swam across the river and attacked the natives’ chariot horses. In the chaos that followed, the bulk of the invasion crossed the river.  The natives were taken by surprise at how fully armed legionaries were able to cross the river. The battle lasted two days before the Celts retreated back to the River Thames where their defences were stronger.

It was a great mornings learning!now to write our newspaper articles. What were your favourite bits 3SC?

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