Camulodunum sat at the center of events in the early Roman history of Britain. Names in the old Roman histories and inscriptions like Cassivellaunus and Addedomarus live on in bards’ songs as Caswallawn and Aedd the Great, one of the Three Founders of Britain. The city was one of the Roman coloniae, and their first capital of the island, before Londinium. After centuries of life under the empire, however, those early stories of resistance have faded, and the Trinovantes have become one of the most heavily romanized tribes in the island.
Caius Hectorius became the first King of Camulodunum during the Revolution. He was a close ally of Gaius Ambrosius Aurelius. When Vortigernos gave the territory of the Cantiaci to the Saxons, Hectorius joined Ambrosius’s side in the civil war against Vortigernos. After Wallop, Vortigernos had Hectorius executed.
Vortigernos could not topple the family line completely, though. Hectorius left behind two sons, Titus and Gnaeus. Titus Hectorius, the elder, became the new king of Camulodunum. Titus was more interested in ruling his kingdom well than throwing it into a new civil war pursuing a path of vengeance against Vortigernos. Gnaeus, on the other hand, went to Gaul, and eventually became Ambrosius Aurelianus’s magister militum, called Uther Pendragon (meaning, “terrifying head dragon”) by his soldiers.
Current Issue: The War Front
Camulodunum has become the crucial center in the war against the Saxons, with its port, and the Saxon Shore forts to the north taken over by the Wuffingas and those to the south taken by Ceint. The Trinovantes are exhausted after two generations of war.
Face: Titus Hectorius