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 (kōl′chĕs′tər, -chĭ-stər)
A borough of southeast England near the North Sea. It was an important pre-Roman city and the site of the first Roman colony in Britain.
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(Placename) a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001). Latin name: Camulodunum
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(ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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The moorland course is built at Slack on the site of a Roman Fort called Camulodunum.
The massive army first razed Camulodunum. There's little doubt they would have presented a terrifying spectacle, painted blue and accompanied by Druids who screamed terrifying curses at the Romans.
She then raised an army and her warriors rampaged through the then capital of Roman Britain, Camulodunum (modern Colchester).
The deposed Queen burned for revenge and held a secret meeting with other tribes, including the Trinovantes from Camulodunum (Colchester), the Cornovii and the Durotiges from Dorset.
Which Essex town is built on the site of the Roman city of Camulodunum? 7.
The Roman writer Pliny the Elder referred to Camulodunum [Colchester] in AD77.
It wasn't until much later, when I visited a museum in Colchester, once the capital of Roman Britain, Camulodunum, that I found the hook, my way in to archaeology.
29 Camulodunum, the first Roman town in the British Isles, is which modern town?
40,000 heavily armoured Roman soldiers, one of the largest invasion fleets ever to assemble against Britain, swept ashore on the coast of Kent, before cutting a bloody path north towards the Iron Age city of Camulodunum (modern day Colchester).
Hodefeld 739-740): Baker suggests Colchester, the Roman Camulodunum (Baker 1911, 491, n.