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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Verulamium is very interesting, if a tiny bit off topic by some measures. We were having a look at the Windridge slingstones in the pub the other night and trying to give them some context. 

finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/457076

Strangely Google Maps current satellite image of the area (PC not Mac) appears to show a potential fort shaped ditch and potential villa at Windridge Farm, just North of, and aligned with, the South West access road to the city. 

   

   

Check out the gateway with the damp patch still running through it, maybe.

   

Presumably the ditch will turn out to be Monument 1596656, although there is another candidate just to the south on Flash, we'll see when I get the oblique aerial it was originally identified from http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1596656

So if there was this stonking great (3-4 ha) fort/camp outside St Albans presumably that would provide the swiftly re-established security for new trade passing through the site. Anyone know anything about this "maybe fort" and "maybe villa"? 

Seems to be a similar set up to the Water Newton (Durobrivae) site with the fort just beyond the gates, but the St Albans one might have a clearer Boudiccan story to tell if it's ever been dug.

http://www.independents.org.uk/conferenc...durobrivae

We also located a couple of previously unknown henges, until we realised I'd been using the tablet as a beer mat.... doooow!


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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 - 07-19-2016, 09:16 AM

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