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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Hi Nathan / Primus

I was referring to the AD60 / AD61 turn of events and at that time according to the archeology there was a form of Roman Buildings in "Upper Cunetio".

Lower Cunetio (Mildenhall may have come later or have been around the same time but the huge fort of Cunetio built in Black Field was much later.

(Please see attached Diagram by the archeologist Richard Colt Hoare from around 1800)

[attachment=4818]Cunetio12.jpg[/attachment]

I wasn't making a case for the Romans being concerned with Avebury but for the Brythons it possibly was still a religous site of some significance and they would have been very familiar with the area.

As far as the road system is concerned if Watling Street was built and the road to Silchester was extablished, why wouldn't there be the roads that we know were built connecting the ports to the militarised zone or from Silchester to Cirencesteer or Sea Mills via Bath to Speen, after all there had been 17 years of occupation at this time.

By AD60 the militarised zone was past the Fosse Way anchored by Exeter, Gloucester, Usk and Wroxeter Legionary bases and roads would have been built to facilitate troop movement.

If we use the argument that there weren't roads in the West, the troops from Exeter also didn't have roads - so they wouldn't have been able to join with Seutonius Paulinus either.

Regarding the Kennet. Someone recently on this thread proposed that the river may have been blocked further upstream to deny the Brythons water and in that case it would have been easy to cross as it would have been dry.

There is also the point that the battle would have been fought in late summer (Dio mentions the end of the fighting season) so as the Kennet relies on the water from the local Bournes (streams) it is not unusual for this river to be quite low at that time of the year.

There are many crossing points, such as at Ramsbury, Axford, Stitchcombe and Marlborough today and no doubt there were then as well.

You are right however the Kennet isn't mentioned in the texts - but then again neither are many other factors such as an approximate indicator of where the site is based, which you would have thought would have been mentioned by the sources :wink:


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Re: Calling all armchair generals! - by Ensifer - 03-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 08-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Deryk - 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-08-2014, 01:50 AM
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