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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(11-25-2017, 11:36 PM)MonsGraupius Wrote: with absolutely no evidence being found.

Depends what sort of 'evidence' you want. If you're after Boudica's chariot you might be disappointed!

Absolutely no evidence has been found at the site of the battle of Cannae. Finding actual evidence at any ancient battle site in a settled area is incredibly rare.

In the case of Tring (Newground Road) I did suggest some plausible evidence from the site: weapon and armour fragments, a Roman helmet, and rumoured finds of arrow heads and slingshot. Further investigation may well turn up more, but (like most of us here) I lack the time and capabilities to look for it.


(11-26-2017, 12:20 AM)MonsGraupius Wrote: the only way to prove it was the site, would be to look for the characteristic archaeological signature you'd expect to get at a battle like this.

I'm not sure what you mean by that. What sort of 'signature' would you be looking for? How many other ancient battle sites have this signature? How would this 'prove' it was the correct site?


(11-25-2017, 11:46 PM)John1 Wrote: The only sites on the list that have had any spades put in the ground are Mancetter and Dunstable (and Dunstable was quite a brief recce as I understand it).

No spades at Dunstable - just a brief metal-detector foray around the margins of the proposed area (the centre is occupied by school playing fields, and the council refused permission to survey).

Nothing much found - except a few later bits and pieces, and a report of vast number of small clay balls on the hill slopes, which got everyone excited for a bit as we thought they might be fired slingshot, similar to an example found near Thetford - but apparently they're too light...
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 - 11-26-2017, 02:39 AM

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