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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
I really keep trying to avoid this thread - but you keep posting such interesting things... :wink:

Quote:I've just taken a look at Dunstable again, can it be defended from an approach other than the south? doesn't seem so, I can see why you would resist any theory NOT complying with the parade theory,
Well, I'm trying not to just defend my corner too much - but I'd have to mention Steve Kaye's point from some time back, that the Dunstable site is more effective (in his view) if the Roman position is reversed 180 degrees, so defending against an enemy from the north... :-)

I do think that calling it a 'parade' is a bit much though! If we can assume that the Britons were in place A and moved in a certain direction towards place B (ie London via St Albans to Dunstable, say) it's not that much of a 'parade' is it?

Quote:Does he actually say "summer crops"?
Ah, good point, he didn't! The spring sowing is usually assumed, to coincide with the start of the spring campaigning season for Paulinus over at Wroxeter/Wales. Ancient military campaigns tended to be spring-autumn, and ones based on agrarian communities even more so. But we can't be more definite than that.

Quote:I was down the pub at lunch time and put this point from 317680 to some bloke at the bar;
Some interesting pubs you frequent!

I'm surprised, as I thought the Icenian coinage actually bore out the name as a name. But, well - the same has been said for 'Boudica' I suppose (and a number of similar figures from antiquity!)

Quote:You and Nathan keep referring to the Brythons going home and then attacking Seutonius Paulinus again at a later stage... According to the Watling Street theory wouldn't the Brythons just have followed good old SP up through St Albans, Dunstable and on to Tripontium?
I follow the 'Watling Street theory' myself, as it seems to make the best sense of the evidence. John's theory, which I hope I'm not misrepresenting, involves the use of east-west (approximately) river valleys rather than the Roman road network, and so anticipates the Iceni moving west from their homeland. It's interesting, but as I've said before we know they had wheeled transport so roads would be (?) the quickest route. But I'll leave it to John to explain further...
Nathan Ross
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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 Nathan Ross - 08-22-2012, 08:08 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
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-25-2014, 08:29 AM

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