“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 (ZoĆ«.

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To ask other readers questions about Boudica Britanniaplease sign up. Cassius Dio’s account is only known from an epitomeand his sources are uncertain.

Retrieved 8 December Brexit has exposed the differences between the Scots and the English Upon hearing of the revolt, Suetonius hurried to Londinium modern Bousicathe year-old commercial settlement that was the rebels’ next target. The huge complex of buildings was the biggest in the Latin world outside Rome itself. 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.

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Buddug has yet to be conclusively identified within the canon of medieval Welsh literature and she is not apparent in the Historia Brittonumthe Mabinogion or Geoffrey of Monmouth ‘s History of the Kings of Britain. There is plenty of room for more. He is a boudida, not a professor of classics. 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 boudia the Romans.

Archived from the original PDF boudicz 3 March In the three settlements destroyed, between seventy and eighty thousand people are said to have been killed.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The crisis caused Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from Britain, but Suetonius’ victory over Boudica confirmed Roman control of the province.


In this fascinating 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. At first, the legionaries stood motionless, keeping to the defile as a natural protection: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Boudica and her stories: Aug 26, Kellene Rees rated it really liked it. He writes that she habitually wore a large golden necklace perhaps a torca colourful tunic, and a thick cloak fastened by a brooch. Well written and well researched, Boudica Britannia is a brilliant exposition of Britian’s mysterious warrier queen.

From Caesar to the Normans. Lawrence Fredericks marked it as to-read Aug 17, The student resources previously accessed britnnia GarlandScience. Nor did the tears and weeping brittannia the people, as they implored his aid, deter him from giving the signal of departure and receiving into his army all who would go with him.

Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Laura rated it really liked it Oct 20, Pearl Nixon marked it as to-read Oct 25, In AD 60 or 61, while the current governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinuswas leading a campaign against the island of Mona modern Anglesey in the north of Wales, britanhia was a refuge for British rebels and a stronghold of the druidsthe Iceni conspired with their neighbours the Trinovantes, amongst others, to revolt.

The immediate cause of the rebellion was gross mistreatment by the Romans.

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Chau marked it as to-read Oct 24, Carroll suggests buodica site close to High Cross, Leicestershireon the junction of Watling Street boudixa the Fosse Waywhich would have allowed the Legio II Augustabased at Exeterto rendezvous with the rest of Suetonius’s forces, had they not boudkca to do so. Roman Britain Television Sky Atlantic features. Despite it’s short existence thanks to the wrath of Boudica, remnants of ancient Colchester are still being found by archaeologists like Crummy today.


Albans, Boudica’s last known location, and the Fosse Way junction has suggested the Cuttle Mill area of Paulerspury in Northamptonshire, which has topography very closely matching that described by Tacitus of the scene of the battle, [44] and where large quantities of human bones of both sexes, and including children, have been found over a wide area together with fragments of Roman pottery from the 1st century.

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Crummy and his team dug a little deeper and uncovered what is known as the Fenwick Treasure. Hardcoverpages. However, when he died, his will was ignored, and the kingdom was annexed and his property taken. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Pliny the Elder wrote: Iron Age Warrior Queen New ed. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Boudica.

Although outnumbering the Romans, the tribes suffered 80, fatalities, with the legions sustaining a mere Adriana marked it as to-read Feb 15, It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. Zulfiqar rated it really liked it Nov 17, The auxiliaries charged in the same style; and the cavalry, with lances extended, broke a way through any parties of resolute men whom they encountered.

Archived from the original on 19 August AlbansSuetonius regrouped his forces. Victoria marked it as to-read Nov 04, After forming an alliance with a rival tribe, Boudica and the Iceni descended upon Camulodunum, setting fire to Roman settlements levelling buildings,and slaughtering thousands of people in her uprising against Roman authority.

It is agreed that Boudica was of royal descent.