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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
Employing my usual technique of cobbling together snippets from Google Books, I have reconstructed the 1964 Encyclopaedia Britannica article.  It reads as follows:

'BOADICEA (properly Boudicca), a British queen who in A.D. 60 led a revolt against Roman rule.  Her husband, Prasutagus, ruled the Iceni (in what is now Norfolk) as a client king under Roman suzerainty.  On his death in A.D. 60 without male heir, he had left his private wealth to his two daughters and the emperor Nero, trusting so to win imperial protection for his family.  Instead, his kingdom was annexed, his family humiliated and the chief tribesmen plundered.  While the provincial governor Suetonius Paulinus was absent in north Wales and Anglesey in 60, Boudicca and her people rose, and with them the whole of East Anglia.  They burned Colchester, Verulam, and the mart of London, and several military posts, massacred (according to Tacitus) 70,000 Romans and friendly Britons and cut to pieces the 9th legion marching from Lincoln to the rescue.  Paulinus, concentrating his army, met the Britons at a point thought to be near Fenny Stratford on Watling street.  In a desperate battle Rome regained the province.  Boudicca took poison or died of shock; thousands of Britons fell in the battle or were hunted down in the ensuing warfare.
In the end Rome adopted a milder policy, and Britain became peaceful.  But the retarded development and modest character of Romano-British remains in Norfolk suggest the severity with which the Iceni were crushed.                                       (I. A. Rd.)'

This can be seen as a drastically cut-down version of Haverfield's 1910 article ( https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Ency...a/Boadicea ) but retaining much of his phraseology.  At least, there is no cavalry dash.
Michael King Macdona

And do as adversaries do in law, -
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
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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
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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 Renatus - 10-09-2020, 08:39 PM

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