Why Is Claudius Important to Roman History?

Claudius was important to Roman history for the usual reasons that a good emperor was important, he stabilized the treasury and officially added Britain to the empire. However his most significant role was that he was the first emperor to be set in power by the Praetorian guard. This act had repercussions, as many later emperors were installed in and taken out of office by the Praetorian and/or the military.