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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(05-22-2020, 08:05 PM)John1 Wrote: Paulinus sped to London by boat.

Good God No!!

Dio says he left Mona by boat because he knows Anglesey is an island, so naturally he needed to get back to the mainland.

Absolutely no part of "Suetonius Paulinus... was naturally inclined to delay, and a man who preferred cautious and well-reasoned plans to chance success..." or"Suetonius... with wonderful resolution, marched amidst a hostile population to Londinium... Uncertain whether he should choose it as a seat of war" suggests anyone going anywhere by boat. Still less "he receiv[ed] into his army all who would go with him" - what's he going to do, offer them all a seat in his boat?

Quite apart from the likelihood of there being any Roman naval presence in the Irish sea at that point (very minimal), travel by sea was perilous and often very slow, with the sailor at the mercy of winds and tides. The idea of the governor of Britain setting off on a boating trip down the uncharted Irish sea, aiming for London, with his province in turmoil and his army on the road is... well, fanciful is putting it mildly!


(05-22-2020, 08:05 PM)John1 Wrote: cavalry from Mona and Paulinus from London via Boat and fast horse to Church Stowe= same timeline.....

There is no need for either timeline. Paulinus marched to London with his army, as our sources tell us. No boats or galloping horses required!
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 - 05-22-2020, 08:42 PM

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