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Ebury, Jan 1, 2005 - Great Britain - 390 pages
"I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body and outraged daughters.' Tacitus account of the Boudican revolt The Queen of Iceni has been immortalised as the woman who dared take on the Romans to avenge her daughters, her tribe and her enslaved country. In the year AD60 the widowed Boudica raised an army which posed the most serious threat to Roman expansion so far. Avenging the rape of her daughters, Boudica and her army razed three key Roman towns, including London, and committing acts of great brutality in a frenzy of scorched earth warfare. The legend of Boudica grew out of the clashes between the old world of myth and the new world of Imperial strategy, between the male-dominated Roman society and the matriarchy of Iron Age Briton. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife, widow, mother, queen and Celtic quasi-Goddess. But Boudica's true history is dark and shocking, and new archaeological evidence is being discovered every day which fills the gaps in her life-story and brings new depth and terrifying detail to the worn-out myths. From the matriachal tribes of her East Anglian childhood to the battlefields of her defeat and suicide (over 80,000 Bri

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The first I'd heard of Boudica (or Boadicea as it was spelled then) was in the Eagle Eye Mysteries in London edutainment game- one of the Eagles' friends wrote a song inspired by her. Popped up again ... Read full review

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This book covers almost the same territory as Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen and contains several quotes from that author Richard Hingley. The major exception being that Collingridge goes further ... Read full review


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Having studied Geography at Oxford, Vanessa became a writer and broadcaster for the Telegraph, Radio 4, and ITV's Tonight. In 2004 she presented a two-day live astrological watch with Adam Hart-Davies on BBC1, a series on Scottish history for STV/Grampian and was one of Alan Titchmarsh's co-presenters in the major BBC TV series The Natural History of Britain.

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