Boudica's last stand: Britain's revolt against Rome, A.D. 60-61

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Tempus, Apr 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
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It is Britain, AD 60. Three Roman towns are in ashes and thousands lie dead. With her new allies, the Trinovantes and the Catuvellauni, Boudica and the Iceni march defiantly towards their enemy. They seek one last pivotal victory to drive the Romans from their land forever. Not far away the Roman governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus awaits them. His ground chosen, his strategy decided, his small force awaits the great native army. If his strategy is sound they will prevail, if not they will be massacred, losing the province forever. Is it really revenge Boudica wants for the vile humiliations the Romans heaped on her? Or is she playing for much higher stakes? And Paulinus, can he defeat the odds to win the day? To answer these questions, this book will re examine events from a fresh, tactical perspective and produce a clearer picture of a revolt crushed on a newly suggested battle site, offering a new interpretation of a battle that decided 2000 years of Britain's cultural heritage.

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User Review  - JoolzMac - LibraryThing

I wondered if I really needed yet another conjectural account of this episode based on the scanty and perhaps dubious literary evidence of Tacitus and Dio. Thus I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly ... Read full review


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