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|Description ||The original entrance had a double wooden gate supported on foundations of puddingstone. One of a chain of Iron Age hillforts to defend the lands of the Trinovantes (Essex) from that of the Catuvellauni (Herts). In 7AD, Cunobelin (Shakespeare's Cymbeline) over ran the Trinovantes and moved his capital from what is now St Albans to Colchester (Colchester is the castle of Old King Cole!). When the Romans arrived, they reinforced this situation, but the Trinovantes took their revenge later when Boudicca and her Iceni rebelled against Rome. The supressed Trinovantes arose also and burnt Colchester to the ground and slew Roman and Catuvellauni alike. Then they joined forces and destroyed London!|
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