A ground breaking biography of the True Warrior Queen.
'I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body and outraged daughters.'
Tacitus account of the Boudican revolt The Queen of Iceni has been immortalised as the woman who dared to take on the Romans to avenge her daughters, her tribe and her enslaved country. Boudica's army razed three key Roman towns and she was one of the few warriors to cause serious disruption to the expansion of the Roman empire. The legend of Boudica grew out of the clashes between the old world of myth and the new world of Imperial strategy, between the male dominated Roman society and the matriarchy of Iron Age Briton. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife, widow, mother, queen and Celtic quasi-Goddess. But Boudica's true history is dark and shocking, and new archaeological evidence is being discovered every day which fills the gaps in her life-story and brings new depth and terrifying detail to the worn-out myths.
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 truth of her nature.