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Boudicca's Rebellion (Iceni)
Roman Conquest of Britain Roman Civil War (Nero)
Roman-Parthian War
Roman-Parthian War Jewish Revolt
Jerusalem, Siege of (Titus) Masada, Siege of
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Rome continued its conquest of Britain and secured the British frontier during Nero's reign. However, while the Romans were pre-occupied with conquering the island of Mona, a rebellion began in the Iceni kingdom (Norfolk) and spread through East Anglia.  After much bloodshed, the Roman governor, Paulinus, regained control.  In Armenia, the king of the Parthians attempted to place his brother on the Armenian throne when the Roman backed ruler died. After back and forth victories in Armenia, the Parthian chosen ruler remained in Armenia but acknowledged Nero as his overlord.  Soon after, Jewish zealots dedicated to the expulsion of Romans from Palestine began a large-scale rebellion.  Despite Roman victories, the death of Nero caused a civil war in Italy and this compelled the Roman commander, Vespasian, to leave the field to his son and return to Italy.  The son, Titus, besieged Jerusalem which was eventually captured, burned and looted on a grand scale.  Afterwards, the Romans took other Jewish fortresses but it took nearly two years to take Masada.  In the end, nearly all of the Jewish defenders of Masada commited suicide.  Meanwhile, during this revolt, the Roman Senate condemned Nero and proclaimed a new emperor, Galba.  Nero committed suicide and various Roman generals began fighting for power.  In the end, Vespasian was made emperor.

Notable Battles
69 First Battle of Bedriacum between Otho and Vitellius.
69 Second Battle of Bedriacum between Antonius and Vitellius.
72-73 Siege of Masada between Romans and Jewish zealots.


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