I was under the impression that the Praetorian Guard waa, at that time,
equivalent to a 'double legion' thus around 10,000 men.
If they all accompanied Claudius they would have increased the Plautian army
by a quarter.
Though I doubt the whole Guard would have left Rome.
John Wood of Sussex
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Would the praetorian guard have increased the numbers of troops in Britain
that large amount? How many troops did the emperor have has his personal
The elephants now there's a different perspective. No doubt the britons
over awed as Tacitus states.