By Douglas Jackson
The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has became his face clear of this far-flung outpost. The Druids are at the upward thrust, spreading seeds of uprising one of the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British matters. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.
Standing opposed to the emerging tide of Boudicca's uprising is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a final stand opposed to the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's insurgent military. step-by-step, the bloodied survivors are compelled again into the Temple of Claudius. it really is the following that Valerius wins lifelong repute and the accolade Hero of Rome.
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