Although the occupation of Britain did not take place until after ad 43, contacts with the Roman world had been increasing since the Roman seizure of Gaul in the first century bc, particularly in southern England. Trade developed, and British kings in the later first century bc issued coins based upon Roman models. For a time after the Claudian conquest, Rome ruled through client kings, but the revolt of Boudicca in ad 60 caused the abandonment of that policy. Kingdoms did not reappear until Roman Britain began to break up, after Honorius in 410 had warned it to expect no more help from Rome.
Subjects: British History.