NameCasswallan (Casivellaunos)
Misc. Notes
the leader of the Celtic tribes who repelled C├Žsar's invasions of 55 & 54 bc

Cassivelaunus was starved into submission after betrayal by Androgeus, his brother Lud's eldest son. The British resistance, however, had been great and fierce, evoking from the Roman author Lucan much praise concerning one particular engagement : Territa quaesitis ostendit terga Britannis, when Caesar fled in terror from the very Britons whom he'd come to attack!" (Lucan's Pharsallia, ii, 572. See Thorpe, p. 117.)
ChildrenLlyr "Half-Speech" (~55bc-)
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