Watling Street for you nerds
If they had a cannon that shot hills, I’d just surrender.
@PBnJ, Mobile high ground
Ah yes, back in 60 A.D, the good ole days.
@LazyTitan, I was born in the wrong generation.
Someone tell me the story behind this!
@megamanx181x, the Battle of Wattling street, part of Queen Boudicca’s rebellion. She’d risen up after the Romans had ignored the will of her dead husband, (and also beat her publicly and several soldiers raped her daughters), so she gathered this unbelievably massive hoard of Britons and fvcking trounced the Romans up and down England
@megamanx181x, the battle of Wattling street itself was after she’d sacked several cities and driven the Romans from the field several times, but here, the well organized heavy Roman infantry really did beat an army (not necessarily 230,000, but still a fvck ton), breaking the rebellion in a day
@Captain Anderson, fascinating but I’m confused by this meme though, it claims a hill managed to push back the military?
@megamanx181x, oh no, the Romans didn’t do something like cause a landslide to defeat them, they just had a really good defensive position on a hill
@Captain Anderson, wow so in the end the Queen didn’t get her full revenge huh? Was that the end of the rebellion after that battle?
@megamanx181x, yeah, it marked the end of British resistance until Rome abandoned the island in 410
@Captain Anderson, amazing...
@megamanx181x, yeah a man named Gaius Suetonius Paulinus beat her with an army of about 10,000. He put his troops in a narrow gorge with a forest behind. So his flanks were protected by the gorge and the forest impeded approach from the rear. So Boudicas massive numbers just ran into a wall of shields and spears. Also boudicas army weren’t soldiers, they didn’t have the same armour, weaponry, or discipline as the romans
I feel like the two texts in the first panel should be switched.