Wednesday, 18 May 2011

FACTUAL REVIEW: Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61 - Nic Fields, ill. Peter Dennis

Release Date: 04/04/11


When the Romans occupied the southern half of Britain in AD 43, the Iceni tribe quickly allied themselves with the invaders. Having paid tribute to Rome, they continued to be ruled by their own kings. But 17 years later when Prasutagus, the king of the Iceni, died the Romans decided to incorporate his kingdom into the new province. When his widow Boudicca protested, she 'was flogged and their daughters raped', sparking one of the most famous rebellions in history. This book tells how Boudicca raised her people and other tribes in revolt and nearly took control of the fledgling Roman province, before being finally brought to heel in a pitched battle at Mancetter.


Depending what you watch and when you watch it depends upon the details that are given to do with the Boudicca uprising of 60-61 AD. Whilst some concentrate purely on the warrior queen, others tend to stick with the Roman Legions and whilst a number of the details are the same, they can vary greatly depending on the sources cited by the presenter or historian.

What this title by Nic Fields does is take the reader by the hand, present the events of the time in a clear concise manner and above all else presents the reader with the facts in such a way that they can follow and comprehend without being coloured one way or the other. Add to this great illustrations, maps to help bring the details to life and you have a book that is a wonderful read as well as a great addition to your shelves.

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