Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen
Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited, Jun 21, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 historical figure and completely focus on circumstantial things and everything we don't know for sure. Well, since this woman lived about 2000 years ago, I really did not need to be told that all stories are based on other stories and conclusions which are based on archeological findings. Just tell me about the woman. Well, that didn't happen.
Review: Boudica: Iron Age Warrior QueenUser Review - Goodreads
This book was a fast read at some parts. I loved how so many different perspectives were shown to the reader and these perspectives were from throughout history. The evidence presented of some of ...