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At the time of Boudicca's rampage of Colchester in 60AD, Colchester was run by the Romans. It is thought that the town, that used to be the Trinnovante tribes capital, was called either Colonia Victoria/Victorius (commemorating the successful invasion of Britain) or Colonia Claudia (in the honour of the emperor who led the invasion 'Claudius'). We are not quite sure what they called it but on the current site of Colchester castle there used to be a temple to Claudius - suggesting it could well have been called Colonia Claudia.

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