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Caesar's Camp (Aldershot)



Above Aldershot is a hill called Caesar's Hill. On May 2nd, 1889, I was told that Julius Caesar, from that hill, witnessed a review of his army.
Scraps of Folklore Collected by John Philipps Emslie.
C. S. Burne, in Folklore, Vol. 26, No. 2. (Jun. 30, 1915), pp. 153-170.

Bwakem's comment above: humourous or confused? Surely local people couldn't have got confused so recently to the event? Or perhaps Mr Emslie just wasn't listening properly to his informant. Perhaps it's the latter.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st October 2006ce
Edited 5th November 2006ce

Comments (1)

Dont worry comman mistake

The hill was inhabited about 3 centuries before the the romans invadied in 55b.c but was named Caesar's camp was given to the hill and simular earthworks by 18th century antiquaries.

Posted by dandaroob
15th October 2009ce
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