Roman Britain
Carausian revolt
©Angus McBride
286 Jan 1 - 294

Carausian revolt

Britain, United Kingdom

The Carausian revolt (AD 286–296) was an episode in Roman history, during which a Roman naval commander, Carausius, declared himself emperor over Britain and northern Gaul. His Gallic territories were retaken by the western Caesar Constantius Chlorus in 293, after which Carausius was assassinated by his subordinate Allectus. Britain was regained by Constantius and his subordinate Asclepiodotus in 296.