This feud dated back to agrippina's mother's actions against tiberius after the death of her husband germanicus (claudius's brother), actions which tiberius had gladly punished in any case, claudius accepted agrippina and later adopted the newly mature nero as his son. Claudius told the praetorian guard to knock him on the head if he ever married again, but within a few months he took as his fourth wife another unscrupulous and seductive beauty much younger than himself, his niece agrippina, a sister of caligula. To satisfy agrippina’s lust for power, claudius had to adopt her son lucius domitius ahenobarbus (later the emperor nero), to the disadvantage of his own son britannicus in addition, the new commander of the guards, afranius burrus , was protected by agrippina.
Messalina, agrippina and the death of claudius by ad 38, and prior to his rise to emperor, claudius was married (for the third time) to the 15 year old valeria messalina the young 'empress' was portrayed historically as not much more than a court nymphomaniac who used her sexual prowess to influence the influential. Though he enlarged the kingdom of herod agrippa i, he later made judaea a province on agrippa’s death in 44 in 49 he annexed iturea to satisfy agrippina’s lust for power, claudius had to adopt her son lucius domitius ahenobarbus (later the emperor nero), to the disadvantage of his own son britannicus.
Niece and fourth wife of emperor claudius, agrippina the younger (15-59 ad) was suspected of having him and his son assassinated in order to secure the throne for her own son, nero through him she hoped to dominate rome on her mother's side, agrippina was the great-granddaughter of augustus, who. Tacitus on the reign of claudius these are the tacitus set-texts on the reign of claudius text in black is the board's set text text in light blue i have added mouse-over the or he chose that day to die in order to increase the hatred his death would bring on agrippina his sister, calvina, was exiled from italy.
Claudius's death the primary record not all ancient sources agree that claudius was murdered by agrippina seneca's apocolocyntosis – probably the most contemporary source we possess – mentions nothing of poison, merely that claudius died quickly whilst watching some actors, and that his last words were ‘oh dear i think i have shit myself.
Claudius marries agrippina the younger, claudius adopts nero, war with caractacus in britain, death of claudius (book 12, ad 48-54.
Agrippina is suspected in his death, for claudius died shortly after eating poisoned mushrooms that were given to him by his beloved wife as his mother had wished, nero soon ascended to the throne of the empire, and a new era of depravity and corruption began. Claudius (tiberius claudius nero) became emperor in ad 41 after the death of gaius he was the brother of agrippina's father germanicus and so her uncle during the first part of his reign, claudius' wife was valeria messalina, who, like domitius ahenobarbus, was descended from antonia maior.