Over four centuries, momentous military events have shaped the creation of Londinium, affected its fortunes and dictated its fate. Read a selection of the news stories from our Military Dispatches archive that has kept Roman Londoners informed about those events and people that laid the foundations to a great city.
Commander-in-chief, Aulus Plautius, yesterday paid an unexpected visit to this remote spot, where a vast new supply base is under construction. The British name will be retained in Latinised form - Londinium.
The Boudican revolt in London - Londinium lies smouldering, totally destroyed by Queen Boudica and her Iceni tribesmen.
It was announced today that troops would not be pulling out of Londinium for another year at least. Disappointed Londoners were hoping for an earlier handover to civilian government and disheartened soldiers are wanting some positive action. Our special correspondent, Publius Quietus, reports.
Londinium's star is rising as it becomes central to the provincial administration - reports suggest governors will put fewer resources into conquest. Londinium Lite’s Cornelius Clarus has filed this analysis.
Emperor Hadrian has announced plans for a new fort for Londinium and the building of a massive wall in northern Britannia. Read the views of Veldedeius, our military correspondent and ex-soldier from the governor's staff.
....tough on the perpetrators of crime. The military police serving in Londinium have a hard task monitoring the criminal elements of a big town. Read about a day in the life of military policeman, Rubrius Pudens.
At last the emperors in Rome have fought back and regained control of Britannia. Allectus is dead and Constantius Chlorus has saved Londinium from being sacked by a leaderless band of mercenaries.
Count Theodosius has restored law and order in Augusta, much sooner than anyone dared hope. Is this a good omen for the future of Londinium and Britannia? Our reporter Marcellus files this report
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