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  • Published: 30 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446445013
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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 turbulent era she bestrode.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446445013
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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

“A compelling tale”

Daily Mail

“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


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