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Severus Septimus Roman Emperor and ruler of England Severus Septimus was born at Leptus Magna in AD 46, belonging to a class of Romanised Africans, receiving a good education in his native province. He started his career as a civil magistrate, and later becoming a military commander which took him to Rome. He proved to be an outstanding and popular military leader and after the murder of Marcus Aurelius the son of commodes he was supported by the provincial legions enabling him to make good his claim to the imperial throne of Rome in AD 193. He was challenged by Roman governor Claudius Albinos who he fought in a great battle in Lyons France and killed. He arrived in England to great fanfare and immediately set about rebuilding and restoring Hadrian’s wall. He then set about defeating England’s enemies the Caledonians, the Gaul’s and Germans who had continually ravaged the land. The British hailed him as their deliverer from these invaders who he drove back across the English Channel. He was the first to give Britain semi autonomous home rule status in 208 AD. Throughout his life he never lost his taste for African cooking and all things African. He gave England a century of peace and stability dying in York in 211 AD of pneumonia at the age of 64.