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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(01-06-2020, 12:51 PM)John1 Wrote: a) that it probably exceeds the interest in "historical discourse' and the 'examination of the nature of history as a cultural phenomenon",
b) is probably not the case for readers of, and contributors to, this particular thread,
c) is probably not the case in a world where "The Curse of Oak Island" is up to Series 7 and still going......

Ha, yes! I should rephrase my point: 'limited historical interest' for historians.

Finding the site would only confirm what we think we know already - that there was a battle in south-east or central England, and Boudica lost. It would not alter the historical narrative or expand what we know about the era. Academic careers are not built on such things.

For archaeologists working in the field of Roman military history, of course, it would be of great interest. Similarly for students of the Roman army, armchair generals of all sorts, and arguably the general public, as the years and years of posts on this thread demonstrate!

On a wider note, I've often been surprised and a bit frustrated by the specialisation within historical fields; often, when I read works by even the foremost of ancient historians, I'm amazed by their apparent disinterest or lack of awareness of military aspects in particular. Quite often they will glibly repeat ideas from decades or even centuries ago, without caring to investigate more current thinking. This presumably explains the endurance of some of Webster's ideas, for example.
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 - 01-06-2020, 02:24 PM

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