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ISBN: 0451215257
Author: Alan Gold
Language: English
Publisher: NAL Trade; 1st Paperback Edition edition (June 7, 2005)
Pages: 384
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 294
Size Fb2: 1781 kb
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But this book, by Alan Gold, convincingly presents to me a different version of said story.

But this book, by Alan Gold, convincingly presents to me a different version of said story.

Now, Alan Gold retells the story of Boudica in a novel that embraces all the fiery passion and intrigue of the Warrior Queen.

Boudica became the queen of a Celtic tribe-and a Roman sympathizer. Now, Alan Gold retells the story of Boudica in a novel that embraces all the fiery passion and intrigue of the Warrior Queen.

Boudicca, sometimes written Boadicea, was queen of the Iceni tribe, a Celtic clan which united a number of. .As an adolescent, Boudicca would have been sent away to another aristocratic family to be trained in the history and customs of the tribe, as well as learning how to fight in battle.

Boudicca, sometimes written Boadicea, was queen of the Iceni tribe, a Celtic clan which united a number of British tribes in revolt against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in 60-61 AD. While she famously succeeded in defeating the Romans in three great battles, their victories would not last. Ancient Celtic women served as both warriors and rulers, and girls could be trained to fight with swords and other weapons, just as the boys were.

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About the Author: Alan Gold began his career as a journalist, working in the UK, Europe, and Israel.

Celtic Queen Boudicca revolted against the the Roman army in southwest England (60-61 AD) and soundly defeated them in.Her story is an inspiration to women everywhere and especially in England, with Queen Victoria being portrayed as her namesake.

Celtic Queen Boudicca revolted against the the Roman army in southwest England (60-61 AD) and soundly defeated them in three battles before experiencing defeat. Here is her true story. Statue of Boudicca, erected 1902, stands guard along the River Thames in London across from Big Ben and Westminster Bridge.

Britain has produced many fierce, noble warriors down the ages who have . Boudica was a striking looking woman

Britain has produced many fierce, noble warriors down the ages who have fought to keep Britain free, but there was one formidable lady in history whose name will never be forgotten – Queen Boudica or Boadicea as she is more commonly called. At the time of the Roman conquest of southern Britain Queen Boudica ruled the Iceni tribe of East Anglia alongside her husband King Prasutagus. Boudica was a striking looking woman. She was very tall, the glance of her eye most fierce; her voice harsh. A great mass of the reddest hair fell down to her hips. Her appearance was terrifying. Definitely a lady to be noticed!

A meticulously researched historical novel chronicles the epic story of Boudica, the queen of a Celtic tribe, who united the Celts in a fierce struggle against the power of the Roman conquerors and who became one of Britain's greatest heroines. Original.

Comments:

Zulkigis
From the depictions the Romans have given her, and even from modern documentaries, I had the permanent image of Boudicca as the wronged Queen, in a primal fit of rage and vengeance, leading a scrappy rabble of Britons on an ultimately failed rebellion which wrought some havoc amongst Rome, before being put down by a proper Roman army under Gaius Suetonius Paulinus. It seemed obvious from her tactics at the Battle of Watling Street.

But this book, by Alan Gold, convincingly presents to me a different version of said story.

Meticulously researched, the book must take a few liberties, however, with regards to Boudicca's life prior to her life as Queen of the Iceni. Aside from some seemingly pointless filler chapters involving Claudius and Messalina or Nero and Agrippina, it is utterly compelling, and manages to villainize the Romans in Briton from Boudicca's point of view, and gradually heroicize them under the likes of Gaius Suetonius Paulinus.

The author rarely attempts to romanticize some of the grittiness of everyday life, openly portraying Boudicca and Prasutagus as sexual beings, knowingly having extra-marital relationships and remaining happily married, and rather explicitly detailing Boudicca's awe with Roman plumbing, and how easily it disposes of her waste. And from Rome, it casually sets up sexual situations, including that of Claudius receiving a handjob from his niece, or Nero having sex with his mother.

From the rebellion onward, the book gains more focus, leaving aside Nero's random bouncing from flawed moralist to utter maniac, and drivingly tells of Boudicca's rebellion and the glory for the Britannic tribes it will fuel, and even the necessity for Suetonius Paulinus to defeat her, lest their defeat fuel the flames of rebellion and anarchy on every border of the Empire.

Where once, I thought of Boudicca as a good-intended, but ultimately "barbarian" warrioress, the book paints her as victim to the massive horde of Britons' innate lack of discipline and barbarity, as they grow careless of training, getting drunk every night and feasting on the spoils of the cities they've looted, while Paulinus invigorates his demoralized legions in a way reminiscent of Caesar.

Their final clash at Watling Street, where once I thought Boudicca stupid enough to bash her army against the Roman wall, the book paints her as helpless to stop her warriors' bloodlust as they foolishly rush head-long onto the Roman lines, and cause their own destruction by pressing in without any organization, while their wagons block off their escapes.

While Suetonius Paulinus and Boudicca are both heroicized, the book ultimately ends too early to contradict this depiction, as Paulinus deals so harshly with the subjugated Britons that even Nero is repulsed and removes Paulinus from his post. Other than that, it was a richly inviting and intriguing story.
Quttaro
I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if it had been strictly about Boudica. However, every other chapter was about a Roman woman or Roman general or Roman emperor. I could have done without the incestous thoughts and ways of the Romans. Lots of it was irrelevant to the story of Boudica. Boudica, in this novel, is an arrogant person. She literally bit off more than she could chew. What really did not sit well with me, throughout the entire novel, was the fact that she catered to Rome and allowed them to rape and enslave and rob her people and enjoyed immense riches UNTIL they took HER stuff. Only THEN did she want to fight for her country. Only after they raped her daughters, stole her home, and publicily whipped her, did this woman lift a finger for her people. Nevermind that what had happened to her and her children had already happened to a thousand others in her country. So it was a story of revenge, not of honor.
Whitehammer
Great Buy!
Gnng
Book in new condition and quick shipping. This book was a good mix of historical fact and fiction. It's probably one of the better accounts of Boudica.
Unirtay
This historical fiction novel brings to life the 1st century, AD, when Claudius and Nero were emperors of Rome, and Britain was being conquered by them. Assuming that the factual portions of the story are correct, he has done a good job of weaving a story around what facts remain about the rise and fall of Boudica. The way of life of the Celts are dramatized into a very readable book. I give this book a 4 star rating, mostly based on the enjoyment of experiencing life in the 1st century.
Kefrannan
This would probably be an excellent. Book if I had ever received it. This is the first time I have had a problem with Amazon. I am really disapointed. I really wanted this book. There are not many books out there about Boudica warrior queen. Maybe some day I will be able to read this book.
Goll
Absolute garbage!!!
This didn't do it for me and seemed to be lacking a certain punch. It missed the mark & I considered it cheesey in places. The Eagle & the Raven by Pauline Gedge is a superior effort on Boudica and not too bad all round but sadly I am yet to find the novel that deals with Boudica as the main subject that fulfils all my expectations & that would go close to perfection as she is a subject that offers so many possibilities.

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