In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain -- until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal descent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever.
Rise up for liberty with the true story of Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni and discover one of the most inspiring stories in history!
Based on the accounts of Roman historian Tacitus and supplemented with archaeology presented by the BBC.
A Legendary Women of World History narrative biography.
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About the Author
With her easy to understand fireside storytelling style, Laurel A. Rockefeller is the historian for people who do not like history.
In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and television series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was excited to read this book, since I know the author personally. What I experienced while listening to the book was transport back in time. This is a story that drags you in and holds you captive, until the very end. You are invested in the characters and the story easily keeps your interest. I will be buying this book for both of my nieces, who love strong female characters. Mr. Mann's voice was a perfect compliment to the telling of this tale. Sincerely, Tanya Hixon
I recieved a copy of this book for an honest review, and in all honesty I was not disappointed. As a fan of historical books this one had everything I was looking for. The characters are relateable and the story is amazing. Anyone who enjoys historical works of literature will love this book
Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni is a brief history of an iconic heroine. I believe this little book is best aimed at lower high school students who’s interest and concentration are limited. It leaps from one historic time period to another, pausing to give a dash of flavour as to the time and events of the moment. It covers the highlights of the Boudicca’s life events with enough information to satisfy a young persons curiosity. As a mature reader does it meet my standard of character development, description and pace for a historical novel or novelette, not really but I don’t believe I am the audience. Did it give me an easy reading, informative history of Boudicca’s life in a few hours, yes it did. Perfect book for classroom or homeschool.
I don’t know much about Boudicca. I’ve heard about this fearsome Iceni Queen and the fighting between the Romans and her tribe. As a lover of Ancient History, I couldn’t wait to read this novel and to learn more about her. First, I didn’t know that she was an Aedui. I’ve never heard this word before. There were also small things like rituals and customs that I found personally interesting and I really wanted to know more. It’s hard to recreate a time period. Conversations are different, some words we use today weren’t in use during that time. I applaud the author for attempting this difficult task. Also, I understand that during this time the Romans weren’t all that great. Throughout this short book, I felt that the author was a tad bit bias towards them. Yes, this story is told from the point of view of the oppressed however, I just wanted one small moment when the Romans weren’t described as liars and untrustworthy people. As for the writing itself, sometimes I felt that the narration moved from a retelling of an important historical time to an Ancient World History class (not saying this is a bad thing.) There were a few POV changes and a time when I didn’t know who was telling the story. This wasn’t enough to deter me from the book. Time moved quickly. The book is pretty short and I do think it’d benefit more if it was longer. But I wondered if what historians currently know about Boudicca is suffice enough to warrant a longer novel? Overall, I really enjoyed this. I love History (I’m currently obtaining my teacher certification in World History) so this was different and an eye opener for me.