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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Indeed , if we are to believe the words put into Boudica ' s mouth by Tacitus , the
Britons of East Anglia , at least , were thoroughly familiar with female war leaders
. The Roman chronicler paints a picture of a woman who not only directed ...
More than this , they believe that there resides in women an element of holiness
and prophecy , and so they do not scorn to ask their advice or lightly disregard
their replies . In the reign of the deified Vespasian we saw Veleda long honoured
If we believe the testimony of Caesar and his peers , the Druids were in charge of
all private and public sacrificial rituals , including human sacrifice . It would seem
certain , then , if Lindow II ( and the other Lindow bodies ) were victims of ritual ...
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Boudica and Cartimandua
The role of the Druids in Boudicas Rebellion
Rape rebellion and slaughter
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