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

Looks like a defile, 900m-ish wide, narrowish 'plain' in front. No sign of woods behind, but patterns of forestation etc etc. There is the problem of the Bulbourne, which would have risen much higher before the canal altered things - but if this was midsummer it may have been a fairly inconsiderable stream, or even completely dry.


I have mentioned the "Tring Helmet" as it is known in "The Vengeful Queen" and I certainly agree that this was fallout from the battle.

There are so many sites around Tring that do actually fit the description from Tacitus (3 valleys backed by woodland with rampart like sides) that you could choose any one of them or all three.... as Dio infers however there is no reason that Nathan's site wouldn't work and it is one of the sites that Steve also indicates.

The only problem is the Bulbourne running through the site but the Romans could have dammed it as their water source which would deny the Brythons water.

I think the only weakness is that the Romans could be attacked from the rear from the Icknield Way if some tribes came down there but this is the same as the Dunstable argument.

The following map shows how close this site is to my preferred option of Chivery Top etc.

   

Interestingly Cow Roast is a Roman site which is still under investigation - http://www.dacorumheritage.org.uk/articl...roast-dig/ and http://www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk...t-home.htm .

Coins have been found from Tasciovanus, Claudius through to Honorius

It shows an industrial site used for the production of iron through smelting but also using water power. Was this a placae used to melt down the weapons collected from the battle? 

There are Roman remains around the Berkhampstead area and Northchurch and at Aston Clinton near Tring


Renatus wrote:

It's certainly worth consideration. I really must get to Tring and look at the various sites in the area that have been proposed.

Michael you really should - it is well worth a look. 

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
RE: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand. - by Theoderic - 02-12-2016, 08:34 PM

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