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Dowrgi
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Hi Greywolf.

Thanks for those interesting points and yes, I don’t think Tacitus, who writes at times more sympathetically to the Britons than the Romans, makes any claim that the Suetonius Paulinus’s military action somehow exterminated druids for ever. As you’ve said, there were tribes in southern Britain who were not hostile to Rome and the Dumnonii,in my old neck of the woods, seemed to have enjoyed peaceful relations. An interesting point that I’ve come across about the attack on Anglesey is that when Paulinus was up there in North Wales, the Boudiccan rebellion erupted in southeastern Britain. Was some kind of tactical game being played either to divert the legions from the South East or, conversely, to draw them away from North Wales?

Bennathow
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