An interactive timeline detailing the events that ended the Roman occupation of Britain
Created by lumpy6 on 24/03/2011
Last updated: 24/03/11 at 23:19
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The end of the Roman empire's occupation of Britain. After a request for assistance the Roman empire Honorious replied by telling the Romano-Britons to see to their own defense.
The year in which the Romano-British expelled Roman magistrates from British cities
Britain suffers a number of severe Saxon raids.
On the last day of 406 AD the remaining Roman military in Britain renounced imperial authority. They appointed the soldier Constantine the third as thier leader.
Suevi, Alans, Vandals and Burgundians invade central Gaul, breaking contact between Rome and Britain.
The British troops that had been recalled to assist Stilicho were never returned to Britain further weakening the Roman's grip over Britain
Niall of the Nine Hostages conducted raids along the southern coast of Britain, further highlighting Rome's decreasing influence over Britain
The last date of any Roman coins being used in Britain in large number
Stilicho faced wars with the Visigothic king Alaric and the Ostrogothic king Radagaisus. In search of military power he removed all troops from Hadrian's wall
Due to the increasing freqency of raids by the Picts, general Stilicho orders a campaign against them
Following the death of Theodosius, the main power behind he throne becomes Stilicho
Surrounding this year there was an increase in the number of recorded raids by the Saxons, Picts and Scoti of northern island. This would have made the Roman occupation more difficult to defend.
The last date of any evidence to suggest Roman occupation of the north and west of Britain
Roman general Theodosius sucesfully drives the Picts and Scots out of Roman Britain
Roman Britain saw a large increase in the number of attacks from the Picts, Scots, Franks and Saxons. Rome sent reinforcements and all attacks were repelled
Revolt by Carausius who rules Britain as emperor until murdered by Allectus in 293
Britain is split into two administrative provinces in order to better maintain control.
Severus is sent to Britain to defend it and to make repairs to Hadrian's wall
Antonine's wall abandoned as Roman's fall back to Hadrian's wall
Antonine's wall is completed as the Roman's conquer more of Scotland, Antonine's wall being further into Scotland than the previously built Hadrian's wall
The construction of Hadrian's wall is completed
Emperor Hadrian orders the building of Hadrian's wall to help keep the aggresive tribes to the north at bay