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Cogidubnus

king in Britain


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Was placed or confirmed by the Romans as ruler of the Regni soon after the invasion of ad 43. He took the name Tiberius Claudius Cogidubnus and claimed to be ‘rex magnus Britanniae’. His capital was Noviomagus (Chichester), and the great palace at Fishbourne is believed to have been built for him. As a client king of Rome, he seems to have had a comfortable, dignified and lengthy reign. The main authority is Tacitus (Agricola), augmented by a remarkable stone found at Chichester in 1723.

Subjects: British History.


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