Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 21/52)

[picture: 118.---Claudius.]


Succeeding emperors left the Britons in the quiet advancement of their civilization, until Claudius (Fig. 118) was stirred up to the hazard of an invasion. In the sonorous prose of Milton—“He, who waited ready with a huge preparation, as if not safe enough amidst the flower of all his Romans, like a great Eastern king with armed elephants marches through [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Claudius Looks On]

Claudius Looks On

Detail of the Portrait of the Roman Emporer Claudius showing just a face looking out to empty space; I made this so it could be used as a computer desktop, wallpaper, or root image. [more...] [$]

[picture: 119.---Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph.  From the British Museum.]

119.—Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph. From the British Museum.

One side of this coin shows the head of the Roman emperor Claudius and the other a chariot pulled by four horses and with the wording DE BRITANNIS on it. [more...] [$]

[picture: 122.---The earliest figure of Britannia on a Roman coin.]

122.—The earliest figure of Britannia on a Roman coin.

Then came the terrible revolt of Boadicea or Bonduca,—a merciless rising, followed by a bloody revenge. [more...] [$]

[picture: 124.---Silchester.  The North Wall.]

124.—Silchester. The North Wall.

The striking characteristic of Silchester is the ruined wall, with the flourising trees upon it and around it, and the old trees that have grown up around centuries ago, and are now perishing with it. This is the poetry of the place, and the old topographers felt it after their honest fashion. Leland says, “The walls remain in good measure entire, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 125.---Silchester.  Plan of City.]

125.—Silchester. Plan of City.

a, The Western Gate, near to which the Road now leads to the church near b, the Eastern Gate; c, the South Gate; d, the North Gate. [more...] [$]

[picture: 126.---Amphitheatre at Dorchester.]

126.—Amphitheatre at Dorchester.

From a Sketch taken from the south-west. [more...] [$]

[picture: 127.---Bestarii]


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