Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen

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A&C Black, Jun 21, 2006 - History - 256 pages

Boudica, or Boadicea, queen of the Iceni, led a famous revolt against Roman rule in Britain in AD 60, 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? Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen is an account of what we know about the real woman, from classical literature, written for the consumption of readers in Rome, and from 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, yet inspirational, figure of unending interest.


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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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User Review  - nicky_too - LibraryThing

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



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Richard Hingley is Professor in Roman Archaeology at the University of Durham and the author of Roman Officers and English Gentlemen.

Christina Unwin is a graduate in archaeology from University College London, a postgraduate in design from the London College of Printing and works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and exhibition designer working on a wide range of different projects. She is also the co-author of Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen.

Christina Unwin is a graphic designer, illustrator and archaeologist.

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