Claudius grew up a disgrace to his family and was nothing but an outcast, and many question how a family fool became Rome’s emperor. Well, he was the uncle of Caligula, and once he was murdered, he saw an opportunity and took it with no hesitation. He ruled from 10 BC to 54 AD and did fairly well because he improved Rome's judicial system by passing new laws, such as protecting sick slaves, giving women rights, and extending citizenship. His good can only go so far, because when it came to picking a wife he had the worst luck. His many wives were involved in other affairs, were relatives, but worst of all, used him to get her son as emperor. All agrippina wanted was for her son, Nero, to rule and she got what she wanted after she had gotten his doctor to put a feather dipped in poison in Claudius’s throat which caused his immediate death.
- Claudius fixed Rome's judicial system, which the others emperors couldn't do.
- His only flaw was that he picked the wrong wives which led to his brutal death.