“Equally at home with the classical Graeco-Roman world and that of the prehistoric European Iron Age, Professor Aldhouse-Green is well equipped to do justice. Boudica Britannia has 17 ratings and 2 reviews. Simon said: This is the most thought provoking book I have ever read on the subject of Boudica’s rebellio. Boudica and beyond. Folklore needs folk heroes, and Britannia delivers. Its main characters include the warrior queen Antedia (Zoë.

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But as Roman power tightened, the occupation took another turn for the worse after Claudius was poisoned and Nero took over as emperor.

The country you have selected will result in the following: He then left and went back to Rome, having spent no less than 16 days in Britain. Cerialis escaped with some cavalry into the camp, and was saved by its fortifications. Meantime, just over the Channel on the northern shore of Gaul, a Roman general is on the brink of invading Britain, surveying a bunch of foot soldiers who have expressed, let us say, reservations about crossing a reputedly giant-squid-filled ocean to take arms against a barbarous, terrifying land full of magic and human sacrifice.

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The war was also inspired by that age-old causes britanjia conflict: Karyssa rated it liked it Dec 05, Return to Book Page. While Boudica’s army continued their assault in Verulamium St. After forming an alliance with a rival tribe, Boudica and the Iceni descended upon Camulodunum, setting fire britwnnia Roman settlements levelling buildings,and slaughtering thousands of people in her uprising against Roman authority.


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Boudica Britannia by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Well written and well researched, Boudica Britannia is a brilliant exposition of Britian’s mysterious warrier queen. That will all change soon, though, as Colchester is gearing itself up for a tourist invasion next year when the ‘swords and sandals’ saga Britannia launches on television.

Archived from the original PDF on 3 March britnania Exclusive web offer for individuals. Uncertain whether he should choose it as a seat of war, as he looked round on his scanty force of soldiers, and remembered with what a serious warning the rashness of Petillius had been punished, he resolved to save the province at the cost of a single bfitannia.

How Queen Boudica waived the rules in Britannia

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The Bookshelf application offers access: Already read this title? When the Roman’s invaded Britain, they built a huge arcade and temple in the town of Camulodunum, what is now Colchester – and the site of Boudica’s first strike against the Romans. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The great anti-imperialist rebel was now identified with the head of the British Empireand her statue [54] stood guard over the city she razed to the ground. Description Table of Contents Author bouxica Bio.

Boudica Britannia

When news of the rebellion reached Suetonius, he hurried along Watling Street through hostile territory to Londinium. Warrior, Mother, and Myth”. In the three settlements destroyed, between seventy and eighty thousand people are said to have been killed. Request an e-inspection copy.


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Nor did the tears and weeping of the people, as they implored his aid, deter him from giving the signal hritannia departure and receiving into his army all who would go with him. In this boudicw account of a legendary figure, Miranda Aldhouse-Green raises questions about female power, colonial oppression, and whether Boudica would be seen today as a freedom fighter, terrorist or martyr.

In AD 60 or 61, when the Roman governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus was campaigning on the island of Anglesey off the northwest coast of WalesBoudica led the Icenithe Trinovantesand others in revolt. Pearl Nixon marked it as to-read Oct 25, Retrieved 24 February The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience.

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The Roman veterans who had been settled there had mistreated the locals, and a temple to the former emperor Claudius had been erected there at local expense, making the city a focus for resentment. Refresh and try again. Want to Read saving….

Cassius Dio’s account is only known from an epitomeand his sources are uncertain. Boudica Buddug was chosen by the Welsh public as one of eleven statues of historical figures to be included in the Marble Hall at Cardiff City Hall. Boudica’s army fell on the poorly defended city and destroyed it, besieging the last defenders in the temple for two days before it fell.