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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Hi remember me? I haven't read all of the last months postings so I may be irrelevant on this but the quote;

"Cerialis with the cavalry escaped into a camp and was protected by the ramparts."

put me in mind of Grahame Appleby's observation that Camden claimed a Roman Battlefield was at Wandlebury Ring just south of Cambridge. Right area, still has great ramparts and is Iron Age with mid first century work to the ramparts and Roman occupation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandlebury_Hill_Fort
http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob...perpage=10

In regard to the "water feature" debate the streams/rivers at both Mancetter and Cunetio are such major features that I too cannot square them with Tacitus. There would need to be a lot of other positive evidence in terms of finds and earthworks to balance the presence of the river beds. So if Cunetio is out of the running, that leaves us with Virginia Water or no credible western site. Shall we settle that the Western Theory is a blind alley? :twisted: It has generated some fantastic analysis of the text but, other than Cunetio, no new candidates. :whistle:

I am struck by the fact that through this debate we have yet to find a champion for Mancetter but it still seems to be the academic default position (Nic Fields Osprey book 2011 and Richard Hingley In Our Time 2010). Why are the academics not motivated to look for the site? I can't figure out what makes them tick. :unsure:
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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
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
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by John1 - 11-05-2012, 04:02 PM

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