Boudica

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Random House, Sep 30, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages

Boudica has been immortalised throughout history as the woman who dared take on the Romans - an act of vengeance on behalf of her daughters, tribe and enslaved country. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife, widow, mother, queen and Celtic quasi-Goddess. But beneath this lies a history both dark and shocking, with fresh archaeological evidence adding new depth and terrifying detail to the worn-out myths. From the proud warrior tribes of her East Anglian childhood to the battlefields of her defeat, this is a vividly written and evocatively told story, bringing a wealth of new research and insight to bear on one of the key figures in British history and mythology.

From the author of the much-praised Captain Cook comes a major new historical biography; a gripping and enlightening recreation of Boudica, her life, her adversaries, and the turbulent era she bestrode.

 

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User Review  - Daumari - www.librarything.com

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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User Review  - MarysGirl - LibraryThing

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

Contents

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Ocean r i i 18
50
The Last of the Free i
65
Beyond the Deep Sea i i
84
One HundredYears of Solitude r r r
100
6 Claudiuss Conquest of Britain AD 43
115
Hyenas in Petticoats
145
The Druids of Mona i i
165
Boudicas Assault on London
225
Boudicas Assault on St Albans i
238
The Aftermath i
263
Roman Britain after AD 6061
285
CeltomaniazThe Founding ofa New Ethnicity
325
Boudicas Enduring
348
Long Live the Queen r
376
From Barbarity to Celebrityzlhe Cult of
392

The Outrage against Boudica
183
Boudicas Attack on Colchester
203

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About the author (2012)

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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