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Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Caitlin C. Gillespie


In AD 60/61, Rome almost lost the province of Britain to a woman. Boudica, wife of the client king Prasutagus, fomented a rebellion that proved catastrophic for Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium (London), and Verulamium (St Albans), destroyed part of a Roman legion, and caused the deaths of an untold number of veterans, families, soldiers, and Britons. Yet with one decisive defeat, her vision of freedom was destroyed, and the Iceni never rose again. Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain introduces readers to the life and literary importance of Boudica through juxtaposing her literary chara ... More

Keywords: Boudica, Boudicca, Boadicea, Boudican revolt, Iceni, Roman Britain, native revolt, women in antiquity, comparative biography, historical biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190609078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190609078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caitlin C. Gillespie, author
Lecturer in Classics, Columbia University