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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.


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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 1, 2006

    Ebury Press

    432 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook


    September 30, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    432 pages

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