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5. after which he attempted ye. reduction of ye. Northern part of ye. Island, & tho' successful yet abandon'd again all [[addition]] [[deletion]] [[unclear]] [[/deletion]] [[/addition]] ye. Countries North of ye. Friths of Clide & Forth, leaving ye. Calidon Wars to their liberty; & ye. Emp. Hadrian coming soon after to Britain built ye. wall yt. Carries his name to prevent ye. incursions of ye. Calidonians. After ye. death of this Emp. ye. affairs of Britain went well or ill according to ye. turn of ye. Succeeding Emps & ye. Situation of ye. Roman Emp-e. Nor did any thing of great consequence happen during some of ye. following Reigns; Usher, Camden & Gildas plac'd ye. conversion of this Island in ye. Reign of Constantius, Dioclesian's [[unclear]]; but others think there was no form'd Church till after ye. year 250. Severus in ye. year 210. after several attempts to subdue ye. Calidonians made peace with them, & rebuilt Hadrian's Wall; from this time to ye. Reign of Dioclesian there is a profound Silence in all Historians with regard to Britain. In this Emp. Reign Carausius a Batavian of mean birth having amass'd great sums by prizes made upon Pirates came over to Britain, & was by ye. Roman Soldiers there, declar'd Emp; but 7 years after, was murder'd by one of his Officers. In ye. Reign of Valentinian ye. Northern Nations consisting of ye. Antient Britons, Picts & Scots, broke in upon ye. Roman Settlements in ye. Southern parts; Swarms also of ye. same people yt. were in Ireland infested ye. Sea coast; these were frequently repuls'd, but after ye. death of Constantius in 414. ye. Romans despairing of succour abandon'd ye. Isle; this producing ye. usual incursions of ye. Calidonians, ye. Britains made their last application to Aetius ye. Roman Consul in ye. year 448. but Attila threatening at yt. time ye. Roman Emp-e. made it impossible for him to assist them. Thus abandon'd by ye. Romans they had no resource but in their own courage, & by yt. supported themselves