The Face of Boudica : Rebellion Against Rome Paperback
by John Aubin
BATTLE.....REVENGE.....REDISCOVERY..... It is 122AD and the Emperor Hadrian is visiting Britannia... Hadrian wants to learn about the uprising of Queen Boudica sixty years earlier, which nearly drove the Romans out of the province.
In particular, he wishes to visit the sites of the battles that were fought then - sites which even in his own day were growing hazy in memory but in our own time have long been lost.
The final battle that defeated Boudica was undoubtedly the greatest in terms of numbers involved and casualties sustained that has ever been fought in Britain. The battlefield must be found!Hadrian elicits the help of an elderly veteran of the war - Gaius Modius Celer, who had served with the VIIIIth Legion.
With him as a companion, he travels over the rediscovered battlefields.
Celer, however, finds more than reminders of past glories.
He discovers the truth about his dead wife, and it is a truth that brings him face to face with Boudica herself. This story is written out of the author's extensive research into the Boudican Rebellion of AD60/61, examining the archaeological evidence and re-assessing the strategy of the Roman Army.
Through his fictional narrative, he presents a new theory on the site of the last great battle.
Furthermore, he believes the rich burial stated to have been given to Queen Boudica may yet be found.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 360 pages
- Publisher: John Aubin Books
- Publication Date: 30/03/2018
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780993342578