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Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Martha Vandrei


This innovative and distinctive book takes a long chronological view and a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary approach. It is the definitive work on the posthumous reputation of the ever-popular warrior queen of the Iceni, Queen Boadicea/Boudica. It explores her presence in British historical discourse, from the early modern rediscovery of the works of Tacitus to the first historical films of the early twentieth century. In doing so, the book seeks to demonstrate the continuity and persistence of historical ideas across time and throughout a variety of media. This focus on continuity leads into a ... More

Keywords: Boudica/Boadicea, Britain, historical culture, cultural history, intellectual history, popular history, history of ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198816720
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198816720.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martha Vandrei, author
Lecturer in Modern History, University of Exeter