The Romans successfully invaded the mysterious, legend strewn island of Britannia at the second attempt. An earlier invasion by Julius Cesar in 55AD had resulted in the famed Roman general narrowly escaping with his life. The Romans faced heavy resistance from the Britons who were led by the tribal leader Caractacus. They would soon defeat and capture Caratacus but it would take them some 17 years to overcome the resistance led by the Druids of Ynys Mon (Anglesey). Despite many attempts they could not subdue the province of Caledonia (Scotland) and so defined the frontier of their Empire at Hadrian’s Wall. This can still be visited in Northumbria today with an excellent stretch close to Langley Castle.