Boudica: The Life of Britain's Legendary Warrior Queen

Boudica: The Life of Britain's Legendary Warrior Queen

Vanessa Collingridge

Boudica is either a groundbreaking new examine and an incredibly own historical past that may be a must-read for someone drawn to British or Roman historical past, feminism, or all issues Celtic.

Boudica has been mythologized because the girl who dared to tackle the Romans to avenge her daughters, her tribe, and her enslaved kingdom. Her immortality rests at the proven fact that she nearly drove the Romans out of england, and her legend has turn into the reference aspect for any British lady in strength, from Elizabeth I to Margaret Thatcher. As Boudica has turn into renowned as an icon of lady management and energy, the real tale of her rebellion opposed to the Roman empire has in simple terms develop into extra far-off formerly. Combining new study and up to date archaeological discoveries, Vanessa Collingridge has written a big new biography in this shadowy and sometimes misunderstood determine of historical heritage. Boudica offers a close background of the Celtomania that has followed Boudica as its earliest hero, and the nationalist and feminist motives that experience additionally attempted to say her as their very own. whereas monitoring the origins and impression of a number of the models of the Boudica legend, Collingridge finds a historic girl who's a long way subtler yet every piece as attention-grabbing because the myths linked to her identify.

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