Tacitus Annals 14:38
The genocidal actions of the Roman governor Suetonius Paulinus in 60 AD, slaughtering the Druid priesthood and humiliating Queen Boadicea of the Icini tribe, had the unexpected effect of uniting the British tribes in slaughtering the Roman Legions at Londonium. Julius Classicianus of Gaul was then appointed by the Roman Senate to replace the Roman procurator Catus Decianus when he fled for his life in 62 AD. Classicianus initiated a dramatic reversal of Roman policy by quickly making a generous peace with the Icini after Queen Boadicea committed suicide on the battlefield to avoid capture. He then submitted recommendations to the Roman Senate, which forced Nero to recall Suetonius Paulinus “who was relieved of his command for imposing discipline that gave offense.”
What history fails to record is that Joseph of Arimathea, the Arch-Druid of Britain, was secretly negotiating a Roman Peace Treaty with the Roman procurator Julius Classicianus, the essence of which was that Britain would join the Roman Empire on condition that Rome allowed the British people to retain their freedom.
What history does record, however, is the fact that the next three Roman governors of Britain (Petronius Turpilianus, Trebellus Maximus, and Vettius Bolanus) were gentle and conciliatory to the point of being indulgent during the following years.
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