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

As promised I have been looking in the West for a battle site and have probably gone too far for some of you! I would like you however to keep an open mind as this is just a set of ideas....

I have reviewed the descriptions and taken on board the implications of water etc. As we all know the actual description is fairly specific and the location is not.

We have also seen that SP's comfort zone was mountain warfare and indeed the site description indicates this with the idea of a deep valley with steep and towering sides, expanding out into a plain, yet not with a river running through it. There are very few places like this either in the South East of England or the Midlands.

As you are aware I feel that SP went to Silchester down the Portway (I think that the Trinovantes were friendly).

Again I still have a soft spot for Cunetio but during my search for other places that might fit the site I was searching for Marten in Wiltshire and have stumbled across an area 15 - 20 miles or so from Silchester, near a Roman Road (Cunetio to Winchester via Andover) which does fit the descriptions -that at Fosbury Hill Fort and the valley at Hippenscombe.

Also the area between Fosbury Hill Fort Inkpen Hill, Warlbury Hill Fort and Pilot Hill also have copious sites fitting the descriptions.

This is a severely hilly area and allows for 360 degree views (especially at Warlbury) with a natural battle site at Coombe, a plain where waggons could have been pulled up, an access up a river valley from the Portway etc.......which may have suited SP.

I would value your comments......

Kind Regards - Deryk
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
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Deryk - 11-25-2012, 11:06 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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