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Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome AD 60 (Roman Conquest of Britain)

Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome AD 60 (Roman Conquest of Britain) [Kindle Edition]

Graham Webster

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Queen Boudica, leader of the Iceni, revolted against the Romans in AD60 only to have her efforts avenged by a humiliated Roman army. This lively and fascinating book examines in detail the evidence and theories which surround these events.

About the Author

Graham Webster is one of Britain's most eminent archaeologists, with a long and distinguished career which earned him an OBE. He has directed major excavations at Romano-British sites and has specialised in Roman Britain and the Roman imperial army.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3774 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (6 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EDN45YM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #742,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars End of the Britons challenge to Roman Britain 10 Dec 2004
By lordhoot - Published on
In this short book (only 152 pages including the index) Graham Webster managed not only to describe in details the revolt of Queen Boadicea, queen of the Iceni Kingdom of east Anglia but also provides archaeological evidences to back up his narrative. The revolt of Queen Boadicea was one of the last major revolts against the Roman rule in England during the era of the Roman Empire. Graham Webster tells an interesting and if not astounding account of how this revolt got started and the pragmatic response of the Roman army reacting to it. There are enough background material in the book to familiarized any reader to this time period. This may be one setback in the book since it won't be until page 86 that the book finally get to the revolt. The book comes with photographs, charts, maps and other illustrations as well.

However, it should be warn that this book isn't for everybody. The text - interesting for me - may sound bit dry for other readers who may not read much about the anicent history. Many readers may find it somewhat boring having to read 85 pages of background material to get to the revolt. Recommended only for people who have a great interest in this subject matter.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive book for the number of pages 14 Jan 2014
By Senior Curator - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My first impression was that this was an expensive book for the number of pages. However, once I got into it, I found it to be a well written history. I would recommend it to my colleagues.
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