Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen

Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen


By (author) Richard Hingley, By (author) Christina Unwin

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  • Publisher: Hambledon Continuum
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 222mm x 26mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 21 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1852855169
  • ISBN 13: 9781852855161
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 787,110

Product description

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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Author information

Richard Hingley is a Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at the University of Durham and the author of Roman Officers and English Gentlemen. Christina Unwin is a graphic designer, illustrator and archaeologist.

Review quote

'...This account, by two archaeologists, is a good one, and gives us all that we know for sure about this interesting figure, and all the myths and fantasies which have been built up around her.'--Sanford Lakoff "Literary Review "

Table of contents

Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: Boudica; 1 Iron Age and Roman Britain; 2 The Classical Sources; 3 The Archaeological Evidence; Part Two: Boadicea; 4 Finding Boadicea; 5 Subordination; 6 Imperial Icon; 7 In the Modern World; 8 A Woman of Many Faces; Notes; References; Index.