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Roman Settlers in Britain: QCA Unit 6A Print page

Britain has been invaded many times. The Romans were just one of the many ethnic groups who settled in Britain and helped to shape its history. Others were the Celts, the Saxons, the Vikings and the Normans.

The Romans came to Britain in search of land and natural resources like gold, silver and tin. The Celts, who ruled Britain, resisted them and in AD 61 Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni, led a revolt against them. It was defeated and for the next 300 years Britain was part of the Roman Empire.

The Romans changed Britain. They built towns and introduced new religions and methods of farming.

Sites and artefacts from Roman times still survive and we can use them to find out about the Romans’ way of life.

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