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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
I've been struggling for a while to put the context of the battlesite into the geography of early Roman Britain. We had a discussion about the Iceni tribal boundaries a while back. Prompted by this I took a look at Chris Rudds 1998 map based on tribal coinage, this helped me pin tribes down geographically a bit more and whilst I know the boundaries were almost certainly fluid Rudds map is anchored on a few obvious features such as rivers that must surely have played a part boundary definition;
http://coinproject.com/jan/volume1/issue...1-4-2.html

Consequently I have attempted to almost, but not quite, overlay the Rudd map on to a copy of Briggs' still fantastic Roman road/topography map. Here it is;
   

Church Stowe is the blue dot and occupies a very interesting position at the border of 3 tribal areas, I could easily wiggle Rudds Dobunni/Catevellauni boundry to land on CS, I think it probably hits around Borough Hill, Daventry at the moment. Although a line following the Cherwell valley Northwards would be a sound idea thus ending at Arbury Hill 6km West of the CS site.

This area has a number of supposed Iron Age forts, Hunsbury, Arbury, CS, Borough Hill all within sight of each other. Maybe this area had some tribal significance as a meeting point? maybe it is a wider landscape of significance as a rallying point?

Does this map throw up any observations for any of the other sites?

Where, as a relative novice, should I be looking to get a better handle on the tribal divisions of the time?

Thanks for any input.
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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
RE: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand. - by John1 - 11-13-2015, 11:51 AM

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