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Late Roman general. In ad 395 Honorius became ruler of the western empire, but effective power lay with the outstanding military personality of his time, ‘enigmatic Stilicho, half‐Roman and half‐German’. His career impinged on Roman Britain: in 396–8 he ordered an expedition against the barbarians troubling Britain, restoring peace in 399; but in 401–2 he withdrew troops from Britain to defend Italy.

Subjects: History — Archaeology.

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