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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Nathan Ross wrote:

It seems that the procurator, Decianus, was more the focus for native hatred (which makes it even more likely that Boudica and her main army would have gone to London, his headquarters, to find and execute him...)

This argument is one of the best I have encountered for Boudica to go to London but actually it might apply more as a reason for SP going to London.

We can all assume that SP went to London according to the texts.

This was obviously to understand the situation because the procurator had left for the continent and SP had no intelligence and therefore it was paramount for him to go to London to get it and perhaps supplies.

So SP would have no knowledge of the movements of the Trinovantes or the Iceni or the size of the army that attacked Colchester.

He may not have been aware until he reached London that Colchester had been completely destroyed only that the colony had been attacked.

He possibly assumed that the rebels had probably destroyed the Ninth as well.
Consequently as he only had a small army (probably less that 25% and maybe less than 20% of the total military) he wouldn’t risk an advance to the east and so would have to withdraw in order to fight later.

Maybe it was also essential not to let the stores in the warehouses in London (the commercial centre) get into the hands of the rebels and to ensure that he got as much stores as he needed.

Nathan Ross wrote:

Perhaps the later reprisal campaigns were conducted against rebels hiding out in the fenlands, like Hereward the Wake...?

I think that is spot on! :-)
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 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 Deryk - 03-09-2015, 12:15 AM

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