Battle of the Medway

In AD 43 an Army formed from the combined British Tribes under the command of King Caratacus attempted to halt the advancing Roman legions at the River Medway between the villages of Burham and Snodland.  The ensuing battle, known as The Battle of the Medway, is regarded by many Historians as the second most decisive event in British history (after the Battle of Hastings in 1066) because of the subsequent Roman victory and the lasting effect it was to have on the nation.  Despite this it remains one of the least well known events in this country's colourful history, and the memorial stone pictured below (situated by the River Medway in Burham - Snodland church can be seen in the background across the river) was only erected in 1997.