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

I agree with what you say regarding a loose confederation of peoples with fairly fluid borders but if it is possible to have a vague idea of the limitations it is useful

Playing the Devil's Advocate I am trying to ascertain which actions give the greatest benefit to the Trinovantes and to the Iceni.

I think rather than looking at the rebellion as the results of one action as the Romans would have seen it, possibly it was the combination of events that affected different groups especially the aristocrats of the various tribes.

The Trinovantes were having their wealth, land and possessions removed as were the Iceni.

The prime objective for both groups would be the return of their lands and their wealth.

So the expulsion of the Romans from their own lands would have been of the highest priority which perhaps is what Tacitus was referring to when he talks about the forts being stormed.

This I feel was possibly prior to Colchester being destroyed and may even have been what alarmed the locals to ask for troops.

Did the Iceni attack Colchester or was it the Trinovantes or was it both?

Apart from loot why would the Iceni bother to attack Colchester if they had already regained their lands and the source of their wealth, remembering their normal aloofness from the Roman world?

Of course if it was vengeance of a woman and a tribe wronged .........

Regarding the Ninth being destroyed required planning and if we look at the area around Linton on the Iceni border which is only 30 miles from Colchester they weren't too far from their objective.

As you say it is unlikely that a returning force would stumble upon the Ninth and destroy them and therefore a separate army is possible...



Kind Regards
Deryk
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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 - 08-21-2012, 04:18 AM
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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