He was seventeen when he took the throne, and during his capricious, fourteen-year rule, Nero almost brought the Empire to ruin. He was unable to quell rebellions in Britain and Judea. He had many political enemies killed, including his mother and sister. When a fire - which some claim he set -destroyed most of Rome, he blamed the Christians and persecuted the then-tiny sect. eventually, the army rose up against him, the Senate declared him a public enemy and he committed suicide in disgrace. I Caesar explores the tumultuous rule of Nero - the most infamous of all the emperors.