Paulinus

Paulinus or Suetonius Paulinus (Caius Suetonius Paulinus) swētō´nēəs pôlī´nəs [key], d. after AD 69, Roman general. Under Claudius I he was stationed (AD 42) in Mauretania, and he advanced inland past the Atlas Mts. In AD 59 he had the command in Britain. While on a campaign to reduce the druid stronghold of Mona (Anglesey), in AD 61, he was recalled to S Britain by the uprising of Boadicea , who defeated the ninth legion and took Verulamium (St. Albans) and Londinium (London). Paulinus suppressed the revolt. After Nero's death he led the troops of Otho against Vitellius , but the victorious Vitellius pardoned him (AD 69).

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