After he returned from Britain in 54BCE, Julius Caesar learned that his mother and daughter had both died. As his daughter was happily married to Pompey, this is a not only a huge personal blow to both of them (she died during childbirth and the child didn’t survive), but it also does damage to the triumvirate.

Meanwhile in Gaul, certain tribes rebel against Caesar and he loses thousands of men under the leadership of Sabinus and Cotta, who are tricked and fall into a trap.

Caesar declares that until they have been revenged, he will not cut his hair or shave his beard.

PS if you don’t think this is a picture of Caesar, then would you believe it’s Cesare Borgia?