Read all about the Queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudicca, who led a rebellion against Roman rule that is still remembered to this day! From when she crowned Queen on the death of her husband, to her great battle against the Roman Army in which thousands were killed, and in which she was ultimately defeated by Roman Governor, Paulinus.
Find out all about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, the Roman invasion, the nature of their society and culture, and the legacy they left behind. Look too at the discovery of Roman artefacts and writing, and how they have been used to construct a picture of the time. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.
The History VIP series of biographies look at the lives of famous Britons, telling their life stories and how they have shaped the course of history. Focusing on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 they explore the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived.
About the Author
Paul was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in County Durham. This left him with an accent that people find trustworthy, surveys have confirmed. It also left him with an allegiance to Newcastle United football club. Newcastle won their last major trophy months before he was born. In bleak moments, he wonders if this is his fault.
After a degree in Southampton he worked in a variety of different jobs with mixed success. He's been a labourer for a roofer (rubbish), a labourer for a builder (he was keen, but rubbish), a waiter (really rubbish) and a barman (merely adequate). He's sold double glazing (rubbish), toys (not bad), and garden furniture (all right at that). Somehow he never got sacked-it must have been that trustworthy accent. Since then he's been a children's books editor (not bad at that, actually) and now he writes them for what may loosely be described as a living.
Paul lives with his wife and two children in West Sussex.
Table of Contents
Introducing Boudicca 4
Early Life 6
Roman Britain 8
Celts Vs Romans 10
Boudicca in Charge 12
Shock Defeat 18
The Uprising Continues 20
The End is Near 22
The Final Battle 24
What Happened Next 26
Boudicca's Reputation 28
Glossary and Further Information 31
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.