9780752459097

Boudica's Last Stand : Britain's Revolt Against Rome, A. D. 60-61

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    9780752459097

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    0752459090

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-07-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Summary

The history of one woman's battle against an empire, and the story of how Boudica became one of the most legendary figures in history It is Britain, AD 60. Three Roman towns are in ashes and thousands lie dead. With her new allies, the Trinovantes and the Catuvellauni, Boudica and the Iceni march defiantly towards their enemy seeking one last pivotal victory to drive the Romans from their land forever. Not far away the Roman governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, awaits them with his ground chosen, his strategy decided, and his small force ready to face the great native army. If his strategy is sound they will prevail, if not they will be massacred, losing the province forever. Is it really revenge Boudica wants for the vile humiliations the Romans heaped on her, or is she playing for much higher stakes? Can Paulinus defeat the odds to win the day? To answer these questions, this book reexamines events from a fresh, tactical perspective and produce a clearer picture of a revolt crushed on a newly suggested battle site, offering a new interpretation of a battle that decided 2,000 years of Britain's cultural heritage.

Author Biography

John Waite is a historical consultant to the heritage industries specializing in Roman Britain.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
The Protagonistsp. 17
Causes of the Revoltp. 49
The Fires Startp. 61
The Fall of Londiniump. 95
Verulamium and Beyondp. 117
The Fox and the Eaglep. 133
The Battlep. 167
After the Firesp. 199
Key to illustrated figuresp. 211
Organisational structure of the Roman legion, first century ADp. 227
TabIe of distances between key locations with marching timesp. 229
Bibliography and further readingp. 231
Places of interestp. 235
Acknowledgementsp. 239
Author's notep. 241
List of illustrationsp. 243
Indexp. 245
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