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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Years of analysis has been predicated upon only one (Tacitus') contemporary account, which, by any definition, cannot be objective and might even be politically expedient.

Mainly due to the burning of Silchester, I personally support the battle (if it happened in this way at all) taking place somewhere to the West or North West of London, or the use of Akeman Street, following the burning of St. Albans. So I think the site is at Long Hanborough ( Kaye's site# 47 ) But is this only because I live North of Oxford? In other words, it could only have been ''in my back yard''!

On the other hand, besides Steve Kaye's, it seems to me that the only real site analysis I have seen is Church Stowe by Craft Pegg. This (latter) is compelling because there are some contemporary remains and, apparently a local burial site, including a skeleton of 'African (Roman?) descent'. But where else in Britain is there another possibly artificial memorial hilltop?

Many of the other analyses are of the logistical 'just in time' type which have their place, but seem hardly to pin the location of the site down, even to a vague geographical area.

I stand to be corrected.

In conclusion, one of the hundred things I want to do before I die is to know the site of Boudica's last battle.
So, please, you Guys, help an 'Old Fart' out, before it's too late........................
Davidus
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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 davidscotti - 08-30-2013, 09:08 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
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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