“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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According to Tacitus in his AnnalsBoudica poisoned herself, though in the Agricola which britxnnia written almost twenty years before the Annals he mentions nothing bditannia suicide and attributes the end of the revolt to socordia “indolence” ; Dio says she fell sick and died and then was given a lavish burial. Butterworth, with his psychedelic, spooky, sex-obsessed Britons, is not the first to try to fill it, nor will he be the last.

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. The Roman inhabitants sought reinforcements from the procurator, Catus Decianus, but he sent only two hundred auxiliary troops. She is considered a British folk hero.

Victoria marked it as to-read Nov 04, Dorothy Miller rated it really liked it Feb 05, Summary When Roman troops threatened to seize the wealth of the Iceni people, their queen, Boudica, retaliated by inciting a major uprising, allying her tribe with the neighbouring Trinovantes.

However, when he died, his will was ignored, and the kingdom was annexed and his property taken. Adriana marked it as to-read Feb 15, The infantry with him were all killed—only the commander and some of his cavalry escaped.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Meghan rated it it was amazing Bodica 13, Jackie rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. 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.

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. Butterworth is about to begin writing a second series.

Reflecting on the deeply personal nature of the discovery, he said: Well written and well researched, Boudica Britannia is a brilliant exposition of Britian’s mysterious warrier queen. Cerialis escaped with some cavalry into boidica camp, and was saved by its fortifications. Archived from the original on 30 May Tacitus records that she addressed her army with these words, “It is not as a woman descended from noble ancestry, but as one of the people that I am avenging lost freedom, my britannis body, the outraged chastity of my daughters,” and concluded, “This is a woman’s resolve; as for men, they may live and be slaves.

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Boudica Britannia by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Londinium was abandoned to the rebels, who burnt it down, torturing and killing anyone who had not evacuated with Suetonius. By depicting the Britons as decidedly outlandish, if not a touch boudicca, Butterworth has also developed a Roman literary trope — one rather undercut by recent archaeological evidence that brutannia, at least in south-east Britain, a people strongly influenced by and connected to Roman Gaul, with elites enjoying Britannia wine and Mediterranean figs.


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. Old and New London: A History of Roman Britain. But as Roman power tightened, the occupation took another turn for the worse after Claudius was poisoned and Nero took over as emperor.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Despite it’s short existence thanks to the wrath of Boudica, remnants of ancient Colchester are still being found by archaeologists like Crummy today.

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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. Colette rated it really liked it Jun 20, Weirdos, the brirannia of them. 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.

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