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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(01-11-2016, 01:12 AM)John1 Wrote: what do we have other than the text? we have location and topography

I don't think so. Both these factors are determined by reference to Tacitus, and we have no other way of judging them. So neither factor exists for us outside of that frame of reference.


(01-11-2016, 01:12 AM)John1 Wrote: Hopefully we'll get more defined archaeology at some point

Hopefully! But the chances are slim...

Anyway, we're all pretty much aware of our respective views on this and that, and we've teased pretty much every possible scrap of interpretation out of our limited sources. I still don't believe we know where this battle happened, or even if it happened in the way we think.

Of the sites we've discussed over the years, I still find Dunstable (Manshead) the most plausible, as it's both a close match to the topography in Tacitus, falls within what I would consider to be the probable area of the campaign, and fits with a reasonable strategic narrative without much need for additional hypotheses.

There are a number of other sites I'd consider within these margins - Tring/Aldbury, Virginia Water, Bagshot, perhaps somewhere around Dorking. But I suspect that if the actual site is ever discovered, we'll be surprised to find it's somewhere completely different, that we've never thought of!

However, unless somebody comes along and offers some entirely new thoughts or theories, or some new discovery turns up, we're just going over the same ground.

So - I shall leave it there for now. It's been a great discussion! [Image: smile.png]
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 - 01-11-2016, 11:47 AM

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