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  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780091898205
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $27.99
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Boudica




A vividly written and intensely researched new biography of an iconic figure in British history.

Boudica has been immortalised throughout history as the woman who dared take on the Romans – an act of vengeance on behalf of her daughters, tribe and enslaved country. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife, widow, mother, queen and Celtic quasi-Goddess. But beneath this lies a history both dark and shocking, with fresh archaeological evidence adding new depth and terrifying detail to the worn-out myths. From the proud warrior tribes of her East Anglian childhood to the battlefields of her defeat, this is a vividly written and evocatively told story, bringing a wealth of new research and insight to bear on one of the key figures in British history and mythology.From the author of the much-praised CAPTAIN COOK comes a major new historical biography; a gripping and enlightening recreation of Boudica, her life, her adversaries, and the turbulant era she bestrode.

  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780091898205
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Vanessa Collingridge

Having studied Geography at Oxford, Vanessa became a writer and broadcaster for the Telegraph, Radio 4, and ITV's Tonight. In 2004 she presented a two-day live astrological watch with Adam Hart-Davies on BBC1, a series on Scottish history for STV/Grampian and was one of Alan Titchmarsh's co-presenters in the major BBC TV series The Natural History of Britain.

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Praise for Boudica

Deeply researched and powerfully explosive

Saga Magazine

Intelligent and infectiously enthusiastic

The Sunday Times

The author has a real passion for her subject and it shows

Good Book Guide

A compelling tale

Daily Mail

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