# What age were these Britons in A.D. 43?

I have been doing a lot of research on the Roman invasion of Britain and have come across a number of problems with information.

My question is how old specific people were in 43 AD. I have approximated the age of some but others elude me:

• Cunobelinos: 62

• Epaticcos: 57 (died in ~A.D.35 age 49)

• Togodumnos: 34

• Caratacos: 33

• Boudica:

• Prasutagos:

• Cartimandua:

• Verica:

• Do note that the information simply isn't there for a lot of cases, unfortunately. Aug 8, 2014 at 12:28
• Take note, there wasn't year 0, so everybody will appear to be 1 year younger than logical if they pass the age of 43 of course in case if exact data available. Aug 8, 2014 at 12:29
• I too think you will have great difficulty finding even approximate ages for these persons. As to the BC/AD problem, the usual practice in technical astronomical literature is to call 1 BC the year “0” and 2 BC the year “-1” etc. If you follow this you will be less likely to make a mistake when calculating ages. So, if someone is born in 13 BC = -12, then his age in AD 43 will be 43 –(-12) = 43 + 12 = 55.
– fdb
Aug 8, 2014 at 13:27
• You might estimate the age of Boudicca and Cartimandua by seeing what age their children are, if any, and guessing that the first children were born near the age 18-20. This would estimate Boudicca to be late 20s-mid 30s. Aug 8, 2014 at 17:42
• Alright! Thanks anyway, Iv found sources elsewhere stating Boudica was around the age of 30. I'll carry on researching and let you know if I find anything. Also I have read that Verica was "Elderly" during the time of the invasion but what age this is exactly I don't know, I would assume around 60. Ill look into his ancestors an try figure it out. I believe his father is Commios of Gaul. Aug 12, 2014 at 13:07

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As Semaphore noted in his comment, "the information simply isn't there for a lot of cases" but here are some estimates or 'best guesses' based on what little I have been able to find.