cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Cæsar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board).
On this spot stood the chief town of the Cassii, whose king, cassivelaunus, vainly opposed the inroads of Cæsar.
cassivelaunus abandoned the struggle, gave hostages to Csar, and promised to pay a yearly tribute.
They also showed him the way to the contemptible cluster of houses which cassivelaunus dignified with the name of his capital.
cassivelaunus was a chieftain of the Britons who had been entrusted with the supreme command against Cæsar.
cassivelaunus had been appointed Commander-in-chief of all the British forces.