He refused to sacrifice to the gods, and was executed outside the city of Verulamium (St. Albans) in 285 or 305.
Many battles were fought, and in 516 Verulamium was sacked and burnt.
Ultimately he decisively defeated Cassivelaunus, the leader, either near London or his capital, Verulamium.
Marching next morning against Verulamium, they arrived there in the afternoon and at once attacked it.
They may have issued from a Romano-British mint at Verulamium.
From the ruins of the ancient city of Verulamium arose in the tenth century the celebrated monastery in honour of St. Alban.
Amongst others, the free inhabitants of Eboracum and Verulamium enjoyed the coveted rights of Roman citizenship.
These features are shown in the foregoing diagrammatic section of the walls of Verulamium.