This Book Begins With A Study Of The Few Ancient Texts Which Provide The Source Material For All Subsequent Accounts Of The Seventh Century British Queen Boudica And Her Ferocious Yet Ultimately Unsuccessful Rebellion Against The Romans It Shows How Their Information Was Assembled Over Centuries To Create The Entity We Know As Boudica Today It Then Examines Writers Attempts To Portray Boudica As An Individual, Including Her Appearance, Personal Ties And Home Life It Follows By Discussing Their Opinions On The Atrocities She Suffered And Committed Their Assessment Of Her Fitness For Command And Chances Of Victory, And The Spiritual, Political, And National Implications Of Her Rebellion, Concluding With A Brief Examination Of Ways In Which Writers Have Invited Others To Share Her Story Are Her Metamorphoses Without Limits, Governed Solely By The Requirements Of Individual Authors, Or Variations On A Distinctive Theme, Generated By A Flexible Yet Enduring Narrative Pattern Carolyn D Williams Is A Senior Lecturer In The Department Of English And American Literature This book is one of the to give a comprehensive look at Boudica It is very well written and was a quick read for me It does take some familiarity with the time period to understand all of the references, but the author does an excellent job of putting pieces together and analyzing all the evidence.
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- 272 pages
- Boudica and Her Stories: Narrative Transformations of a Warrior Queen
- Carolyn D. Williams
- 13 June 2017 Carolyn D. Williams