Carausius Seizes on Supreme Power, He is Assassinated by Allectus, Who Succeeds Him.

Book 1, Chapter 4, 78 AD to 306 AD – Agricola – Continued

For a period of seventy years, history is silent concerning Britain, until in AD. 286, Carausius, admiral of a Roman fleet, designed to punish the predatory Franks and Saxons, threw off his allegiance to Diocletian and Maximian, and proclaimed himself emperor of Britain and Gaul, reigning upwards of seven years, during which he not only defied the power of Rome, but successfully resisted the growing power of the Saxons, and maintained his supremacy in the narrow seas. Numerous coins of Carausius still exist, some of which are remarkably good specimens of British art. He was assassinated at York, A.D. 294, by his minister and favourite, Allectus, who seized upon the supreme authority, and retained it for three years, when Constantius Chlorus landed in Kent and defeated him. Allectus being slain in the battle, the imperial authority was again restored.

Chapter 4, Agricola

Policy of Agricola

Its Success

Treatment of Conquered Provinces by the Romans

Hadrian’s Wall

Visit of the Emperor Severus, Who Dies at York

Carausius Seizes on Supreme Power, He is Assassinated by Allectus, Who Succeeds Him

Chapter 4, Roman Roads and Towns

Results of the Roman Occupancy




Roman Mode of Government


Trades and Manufactories

Chapter 4, Roman Memorial of Death

Roman Memorial of Death

Mode of Government


Categories: Book 1

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