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Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Julius Caesar in Britain 54BC

May 21, 2018

On Thursday 20th September Andrew Fitzpatrick from the University of Leicester will talk about the excavations  carried out at Ebbsfleet in Kent, now thought to be the first landing place of the invasion force in 54BC.  Andrew is research associate for the ‘In the Footsteps of Caesar’ project at the University, directed by Colin Haselgrove.  The East Kent Access Road excavations have revealed the first fortified area.  Caesar first invaded Britain on 23rd August 55BC.  Within a month he was gone, and although his army did not campaign beyond Kent the invasion caused a sensation back in Rome.  In less than a year he would return and now the location of his landing point may have been revealed.