Cassivelaunus


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Cassivelaunus

(ˌkæsɪvəˈlɔːnəs)
n
(Biography) 1st century bc, British chieftain, king of the Catuvellauni tribe, who organized resistance to Caesar's invasion of Britain (54 bc)
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Cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Caesar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board).
He describes how the Romans built cities, lighthouses, bridges and roads, and he knew of the wooden stakes fixed in the Thames by Cassivelaunus during Caesar's invasion in 54 BC, which he describes as 'still to be seen'.