The first consular governor to be placed in command of Britain was Aulus
Plautius: soon after came Ostorius Scapula, both distinguished
soldiers. The nearest portion of Britain was reduced little by little to
the condition of a province: a colony of veterans was also planted. Certain states were handed over to King Cogidumnus
¹ [²] - he has remained continuously loyal down to our own times -
according to the old and long-received principle of Roman policy, which
employs kings as tools of enslavement.