Boudica Britannia: Rebel, War-leader and Queen
Pearson Longman, 2006 - Всего страниц: 286
"'[This] book is a jolly good read...lively, confident and [filled with] thought-provoking parallels with modern times [...]Professor Aldhouse-Green is well equipped to do justice to the fearsome warrior queen of the Britons who so nearly brought the story of Roman Britain to a premature end. This important study of Boudica not only makes full use of recent archaeological and classical scholarship, it also offers exciting new psychological insights into the first woman to make a significant impact on the history of Britain'."
"Dr Paul R. Sealey, Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Colchester Museums"
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. 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.
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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By mounting expeditions to Britain, Caesar was sending out a powerful message
to Rome: that he was afraid of nothing and that he possessed the ability to
conquer even mythical territory, thus presenting himself as more than human
So, as in the case of Commius, Caesar played the role of king-maker and actively
interfered in British affairs, at least in the south-east. Later in the same passage,
we are told that the Trinovantian ambassadors promised that the tribe would ...
The aggression and determination of the German king and the number of his
forces began to unsettle Caesar's army and he called a meeting of all his
centurions, at which he both admonished them for their faintheartedness and
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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