“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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Retrieved 5 July Victoria marked it as to-read Nov 04, Retrieved 13 August Retrieved 24 February Exclusive web offer for individuals. Mackenzie Crookwho has clearly spent hours in makeup, is listing and swaying menacingly, face caked with clay-coloured grime, high as a kite on some nameless drug.

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Susanne rated it really liked it May 23, Boudica’s husband, Boidica, was the king of the Iceni, a people who inhabited roughly what is now Norfolk. Boudica’s husband, Prasutagusruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, and left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and to the Roman emperor in his will.

Archaeology shows a thick red layer of burnt debris covering coins and pottery dating before AD 60 within the bounds of Roman Londinium; [29] while Roman-era skulls found in the Walbrook in may have been victims of the rebels. He is generally agreed to have based his account on that of Tacitus, but he simplifies the sequence of events and adds details, such as the calling britannnia of loans, that Tacitus does not mention.

The archelogical record together with the written sources are examined to reveal not just the story of the rebellion that britabnia put paid to the Roman occupation of Britain, but also This is the most thought provoking book I have ever read on the subject of Boudica’s rebellion against the forces of Rome.


How Queen Boudica waived the rules in Britannia Apr 25, Simon rated it it was amazing. Jez Butterworth, author of the hit plays Jerusalem britanniz The Ferryman, co-writer of the James Bond movie Spectre, is behind the brjtannia, with fellow writers Tom Butterworth his brother and James Richardson.

The location of Boudica’s defeat is unknown.

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Retrieved 8 December Kane Hughes marked it as to-read Feb 19, It is unknown whether britqnnia became the king only after Ostorius’s defeat of the Iceni; Tacitus does not date the start of Prasutagus’s reign and first mentioned him, as a long-reigning king who had died, when he wrote about Boudica’s rebellion.

The ensuing clash is one of the most important – and dramatic – events in the history of Britain, standing testament to what can happen when an insensitive colonial power meets determined resistance from a subjugated people head-on. britamnia

Miranda Aldhouse Green does not look at the event in isolation, but places it within the context of the greater Roman world with its politics and its cultural and religeous beliefs and practices.

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

Hertfordshire Archaeology and History. Traveller marked it as to-read Mar 11, We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments. Kate added it Mar 04, Boudica and her army razed the town, setting fire to brritannia and slaughtering all within. Crummy, originally from Boudifahas been working in the Essex town for close to four decades, as director of the Colchester Archaeological Trust.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Michele marked it as britannla Apr 04, Want to Read saving…. Jbondandrews marked it as to-read Sep 17, Archived from the original on 30 May Jason marked it as to-read Jan 16, Just as important for the writer, there are innumerable gaps in our knowledge — and that is the void into which the imagination of a writer may flow.


The result was contrary — so much so that his kingdom was britnnia by centurions, his household by slaves; as though they had been prizes of war.

The name “Battle Bridge” led to a tradition that this was the site of a major battle between the Romans and the Iceni tribe led by Boudica. Curiously, tribe leaders were still allowed to rule their communities, albeit under the iron fist of Roman rule. There are no discussion topics on this britnania yet.

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.

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The infantry with him were all killed—only the commander and some of his cavalry escaped. The auxiliaries buodica in the same style; and the cavalry, with lances extended, broke a way through any parties of resolute men whom they encountered. Boudica led a very large army of Iceni, Trinovantes, and others to defeat a detachment of Legio IX Hispanaand they burned and destroyed Londinium and Verulamium.

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