Boudicca

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Boudicca is the riveting tragic story of a Celtic queen known as "The Mother of Britain," who dared to defy Nero and Challenge the Roman Army.

This story is a blend of the available historical facts concerning the famed Iceni Queen, with the mythology in Britain at the beginning of the first millennium. It begins four years before the Claudian invasion of Britain, when Boudicca was probably in her early teens, and follows her life through her early training, her marriage to King...

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Overview

Boudicca is the riveting tragic story of a Celtic queen known as "The Mother of Britain," who dared to defy Nero and Challenge the Roman Army.

This story is a blend of the available historical facts concerning the famed Iceni Queen, with the mythology in Britain at the beginning of the first millennium. It begins four years before the Claudian invasion of Britain, when Boudicca was probably in her early teens, and follows her life through her early training, her marriage to King Prasutagus with whom she has two daughters, and her increasing power with Iceni tribe. In the years after the invasion, the victorious Romans become greedy and when the Prasutagus dies, Boudicca is scourged. In the resulting revolt, she leads an army that slaughters all who side with the Romans. In her rampage she very nearly defeats the Roman army, but when victory escapes her, she commits suicide. The story ends with her death in 61 AD.

While allegory, fantasy and mysticism are employed, the story remains true to the mores, customs and beliefs of the Celts, as nearly as knowledge permits. Many of the characters, such as Prasutagus, Caratacus, Togodumnus, Cunobelinos, The Roman leaders and the Roman procurator are documented historical figures who were involved in the four hundred year reign of the Romans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595144754
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/6/2000
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustration vii
Introduction ix
1 Boudicca, Early Years 1
2 The Feast of the Nobles 14
3 Journey to the Nemeton 33
4 The Quest of Vercinget 56
5 The Rescue of Vercinget 82
6 After the beltain 41 AD 101
7 The Invasion 115
8 Capitulation of the Kings 135
9 Revenge of the Banshee 157
10 The First Revolt 169
11 The Scourge of Boudicca 186
12 Revolt of the Iceni 201
13 The Last Battle 217
Epilogue 231
Glossary 233
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2001

    A great summertime read.....

    Enjoyable from cover to cover, Mr. Harrison is exceptional in his character descriptions and provides meticulous detail on the events that shaped Boudicca's extremely unique persona.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2001

    An intriguing story of life and love

    Boudicca's fiery temperament and passonate nature was portrayed well by Mr. Harrison. After sorting out characters the reading became much easier. It was a piece of history I was not familiar with and throughly enjoyed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE CELTS

    I enjoyed reading about Boudicca, a warrior queen, who was one of Britain's early heroines. Her life was exciting and entertaining. This book provided an interesting version of a woman's life as a Celt.

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