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Caratacus [Caractacus]locked

(fl. ad 40–51)
  • Malcolm Todd


Caratacus [Caractacus] ( 40–51), king in Britain, was a son of Cunobelinus, the greatest king in Iron Age Britain. After the death of their father about ad 40, Caratacus (this form of the name is to be preferred to Caractacus) and his brother ...

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