Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen

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Hambledon and London, 2005 - History - 293 pages
Boadicea, or Boudica, queen of the Iceni, led a famous revolt against Roman rule in Britain in AD 61, sacking London, Colchester and St Albans and throwing the province into chaos. Although then defeated by the governor, Suetonius Paulinus, her rebellion sent a shock wave across the empire. Who was this woman who defied Rome? Boadicea is an account of what we know about the real woman from classical literature, written for the consumption of readers in Rome, and the archaeological evidence. It also traces her extraordinary posthumous career as the earliest famous woman in British history. Since the Renaissance she has been seen as harridan, patriot, freedom fighter and feminist, written about in plays and novels, painted and sculpted, and recruited to many causes. She remains a tragic figure of unending interest.

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User Review  - MarysGirl - LibraryThing

Since I first heard of Boudica, I've been fascinated by her tragic story: wronged queen, vengeful mother, freedom fighter for her people, warrior queen who came this close to throwing the mighty Roman ... Read full review

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It's not a very long book, just over 200 pages, I believe. I didn't make it through the amount of information about things we apparently don't know. It's amazing how someone can write a book about a ... Read full review


Iron Age and Roman Britain
The Classical Sources
The Archaeological Evidence

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Richard Hingley is a Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at the University of Durham and the author of Roman Officers and English Gentlemen. Christina Unwin is a graphic designer, illustrator and archaeologist.

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