Allectus became emperor in Roman Britain after he murdered Carausius and took the throne by force. He had been one of Carausius' top commanders before the murder. Allectus reigned for three years before being defeated and killed in battle with Constantius I, who had been sent by Diocletian to retake the island of Britain.
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