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Col·ches·ter

 (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.

Colchester

(ˈkəʊltʃɪstə)
n
(Placename) a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001). Latin name: Camulodunum

Col•ches•ter

(ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

n.
a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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She then raised an army and her warriors rampaged through the then capital of Roman Britain, Camulodunum (modern Colchester).
Last year Emeritus Professor Peter Field, a leading academic in Arthurian literature, located the Once and Future King's base on a parcel of land close to the M62 motorway adding that the old village of Slack was once known as Camulodunum.
Para ir preparando a ese ejercito sui generis, Boudica realizo algunas incursiones en poblados con pequenas guarniciones, hasta que decidio sus primeros ataques importantes: tomar por asalto Camulodunum (Colchester) y Verulanium (Saint Albans).
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.
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.
dalle truppe del legato Publio Ostorio Scapula (3), costretto a destreggiarsi fra manovre ostili ordite anche da tribu alleate dei Romani (4), e ricordato l'insediamento di una consistente colonia di veterani a Camulodunum, concepita nella duplice veste di baluardo contro i ribelli e di monito al rispetto delle leggi per i socii (5), lo storico non trascura di rievocare inoltre il ruolo giocato nella promozione della resistenza locale da Carataco, un personaggio gia da qualche anno segnalatosi insieme ad altri membri delia sua famiglia nelle contrastate vicende interne dell'isola (6).
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.
And then that nasty Queen Boadicea sacked Camulodunum and tore the heads off all the figures of that deified Emperor.