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A son of Cunobelinus, ruled the Cantiaci in Kent, presumably as a sub-king. In ad 40 he lost control or was expelled and fled to Gaul, where he begged the emperor Caligula for help. Caligula treated this as a surrender of the whole country, but his assassination removed any chance of intervention, and it was left to his successor Claudius to set in train the successful expedition of ad 43.

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