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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(11-22-2015, 11:53 PM)Theoderic Wrote: Apart from Virginia Water there are no realistic sites going west until the Kennet Valley and then there are a number of possible sites as we have discussed earlier.

Virginia Water remains a fine site, I'd say - it's hilly, it's right on the edge of the Thames flood plain, and the Portway runs straight through it. The problem is that we have little idea of the local topography at the time, as it's been so altered in subsequent centuries.

My other suggested site, on Bagshot heath a short way further west, is clearer and I still think could be considered. The Kennet is probably a bit too far away though.


(11-22-2015, 11:53 PM)Theoderic Wrote: Would the tribes have followed this far and leave their own lands unprotected? Possibly not.
 

I wasn't anticipating a long distance trek! Virginia Water is about 25 miles from London, Bagshot another 5 or 6 beyond that. Although this does assume that the Britons were willing to lead their whole force, with wagons and families, off against Paulinus, which as we've discussed elsewhere may not have been likely.


(11-22-2015, 11:45 PM)Renatus Wrote: Watling Street to Lutterworth, divert along the Via Devana to Godmanchester and link up with Cerialis and the Ninth Legion there.

Again, plausible - although if we're allowing for Tacitean exaggeration then the actual population of the Midlands, perhaps inspired or even led by roving warrior groups from the eastern districts, would be a more obvious choice!
Nathan Ross
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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 Nathan Ross - 11-23-2015, 12:20 AM

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