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  The sixteen year-old Nero becomes Emperor

The sixteen year-old Nero becomes Emperor
  NERO ERA (54-68)

54 AD - Claudius dies. Nero named emperor.
Agrippina is happy to use murder as a way to win her battles. Many historical sources accuse her of killing Claudius with a plate of poisoned mushrooms, thereby enabling Nero to take the throne as emperor.

59 AD - Nero orders murder of his mother, Agrippina the Younger.
Nero is concerned that Agrippina has too much power. After several failed attempts on her life, he sends men to charge her with treason and execute her. Legend says that when the emperor's soldiers came to kill her, Agrippina pulled back her clothes and ordered them to stab her in the belly that had housed such a monstrous son.
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