Humanities › History & Culture 55 B.C. - 450 A.D. Roman British Timeline Share Flipboard Email Print From The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1926. History & Culture Ancient History and Culture Rome Figures & Events Ancient Languages Greece Egypt Asia Mythology & Religion American History African American History African History Asian History European History Genealogy Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By N.S. Gill Ancient History and Latin Expert M.A., Linguistics, University of Minnesota B.A., Latin, University of Minnesota N.S. Gill is a Latinist, writer, and teacher of ancient history and Latin. She has been featured by NPR and National Geographic for her ancient history expertise. our editorial process N.S. Gill Updated February 20, 2020 This Roman Britain timeline looks at the events in Britain from the time the Romans first invaded it to the aftermath of the departure of Roman troops from Britain, from the time of Julius Caesar through the Roman Emperor Honorius' instruction to the Roman Britons to fend for themselves. 55 B.C. Julius Caesar's first invasion of Britain 54 B.C. Julius Caesar's Second invasion of Britain 5 A.D. Rome acknowledges Cymbeline king of Britain 43 A.D. Under Emperor Claudius, Romans invade: Caratacus leads the resistance 51 A.D. Caratacus is defeated, captured and taken to Rome 61 A.D. Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni rebels against Britain, but is defeated 63 A.D. Joseph of Arimathea's mission to Glastonbury 75-77 A.D. Rome's conquest of Britain is complete: Julius Agricola is Britain's Imperial Governor 80 A.D. Agricola invades Albion 122 A.D. Construction of Hadrian's Wall on the northern frontier 133 A.D. Julius Severus, Governor of Britain is sent to Palestine to fight rebels 184 A.D. Lucius Artorius Castus, the commander of the conscript troops in Britain leads them to Gaul 197 A.D. Clodius Albinus, Governor of Britain is killed by Severus in battle 208 A.D. Severus repairs Hadrian's Wall 287 A.D. Revolt by Carausius, commander of the Roman British fleet; He rules as emperor 293 A.D. Carausius is killed by Allectus, a fellow rebel 306 A.D. Constantine is proclaimed emperor at York 360's Series of attacks on Britain from the North from Picts, Scots (Irish), and Attacotti: Roman generals intervene 369 A.D. Roman general Theodosius drives out the Picts and Scots 383 A.D. Magnus Maximus (a Spaniard) is made emperor in Britain by the Roman troops: He leads his troops to conquer Gaul, Spain, and Italy 388 A.D. Maximus occupies Rome: Theodosius has Maximus beheaded 396 A.D. Stilicho, a Roman general, and the acting regent, transfers military authority from Rome to Britain 397 A.D. Stilicho repels a Pictish, Irish and Saxon attack on Britain 402 A.D. Stilicho recalls a British legion to help with fighting at home 405 A.D. The British troops stay to fight another barbarian invasion of Italy 406 A.D. Suevi, Alans, Vandals, and Burgundians attack Gaul and break contact between Rome and Britain: Remaining Roman army in Britain mutinies 407 A.D. Constantine III named emperor by Roman troops in Britain: He withdraws the remaining Roman legion, the Second Augusta, to take it to Gaul 408 A.D. Devastating attacks by the Picts, Scots and Saxons 409 A.D. Britons expel Roman officials and fight for themselves 410 A.D. Britain is independent c 438 A.D. Ambrosius Aurelianus probably born c 440-50 A.D. Civil war and famine in Britain; Pictish invasions: Many towns and cities are in ruins. The Parthians as Intermediaries in the Silk Trade Important Accomplishments of the Roman Emperor How Alaric, King of the Visigoths, Sacked Rome Timelines and Chronologies of Roman Emperors Introduction to Post-Roman Britain Most Important People in Ancient History A Short Timeline of the Fall of the Roman Empire Alaric: Formation of the Gothic Kingdom Timeline Saint Ambrose of Milan Was the Father of the Church Learn About The Roman Empire Dominate Period Did Roman Soldiers Eat Meat? Octavian Augustus: The Emperor Known by Either Name Who Was Merlin and Did He Really Exist? How Did Septimius Severus Come to Power? Vortigern - Early British Leader What Does the Expression 'Crossing the Rubicon' Mean?