Boudicca: The Warrior Queen PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Boudicca: The Warrior Queen free pdf 'She was tall and terrible, with a great mass of red hair to her hips... and carried a spear to instil terror in all who saw her.' So wrote Dio Cassius, one of a handful of Romans who commented on the queen of the Iceni who defied the most powerful military nation on earth - and nearly won. Whipped by her Roman overlords and with her two daughters raped, Boudicca went on the warpath in 60AD, uniting tribes under her and wreaking vengeance. Today's Colchester, London and St Albans were all burned to the ground by her marauding army until they were defeated at Mancetter, the 'place of the chariots' by Aulus Plautius. Her end and her grave are unknown. M. J. Trow uses the Roman archives and Celtic mythology to paint a fascinating portrait of this enigmatic woman who was a leader of men and frightened the Romans to death. His son, Taliesin, who holds a Master's Degree in Archaeology, looks at the 'testimony of the spade' to find some surprising conclusions to the many unanswered questions about the queen, whose statue stands alongside the Thames to this day. Boudicca's own reputation has suffered its ups and downs over the centuries, but this book places her firmly on that pedestal alongside her bronze image.

About M J Trow

M J Trow is a crime writer, historian and biographer who for many years doubled as a history teacher. Now retired, he is the author of three successful crime fiction series - Lestrade, Maxwell and Kit Marlowe, the latest written in collaboration with his wife. He lives in the Isle of Wight, and as well as writing lectures on cruise ships has appeared many times on television in historical and crime documentaries.

Details Book

Author : M J Trow
Publisher : Thistle Publishing
Data Published : 15 July 2015
ISBN : 1910670103
EAN : 9781910670101
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 372 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Boudicca: The Warrior Queen



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Iceni free pdfIceni

    Boudicca - Queen. Priestess. mother. woman ...Emerging from her recent widowhood. Boudicca (Boadicea) is unwillingly plunged into a maelstrom of intrigue between the Celtoi tribes and the conquering Romani..


  • Roman Britain free pdfRoman Britain

    A comprehensive history of the Romans in Britain. from Julius Caesar's first invasions and Boudicca's rebellion to the founding of Roman London and the building of Hadrian's Wall. Full of detailed illustrations..


  • The Pirate Queen free pdfThe Pirate Queen

    In the sixteenth century. Granuaile. the Pirate Queen. warrior and leader. was the terror of the North Atlantic and the most feared woman in Ireland. Heading a large army and a fleet of ships..


  • Granuaile: The Pirate Queen free pdfGranuaile: The Pirate Queen

    In the sixteenth century. Granuaile. the Pirate Queen. warrior and leader. was the terror of the North Atlantic and the most feared woman in Ireland. Heading a large army and a fleet of ships..


  • Pirate Queen free pdfPirate Queen

    In the sixteenth century. Granuaile. the Pirate Queen. warrior and leader. was the terror of the North Atlantic and the most feared woman in Ireland. Heading a large army and a fleet of ships. she lived by trading and raiding and demanding tribute from all who sailed through her territory..


  • Boudicca: The Warrior Queen free pdfBoudicca: The Warrior Queen

    . 'She was tall and terrible, with a great mass of red hair to her hips... and carried a spear to instil terror in all who saw her.' So wrote Dio Cassius, one of a handful of Romans who commented on