Military history of ancient Rome. All in all, I suppose it’s slightly more authentic than an episode of Xena: The Romans are written so badly on such a deep level one can take amusement in it. In fact, they went through a lot of trouble to rescue both the dead and the living from the flames, when any of their dwelling places was set on fire by an enemy. Interest in these events was revived in the English Renaissance and led to Boudica’s fame in the Victorian era. Already have an account? Early Britain, Celtic Britain.

Since we rarely see things about the Celts, I was happy to have an idea of how they dressed and some of their customs. He lacked sufficient numbers to defend the settlement, and he evacuated and abandoned Londinium. In , it was suggested that the Iceni were returning to East Anglia along the Icknield Way when they encountered the Roman army in the vicinity of Arbury Banks, Hertfordshire. Raphael Holinshed calls her Voadicia , while Edmund Spenser calls her Bunduca , a version of the name that was used in the popular Jacobean play Bonduca , in Tacitus records her giving a short speech in which she presents herself not as an aristocrat avenging her lost wealth, but as an ordinary person, avenging her lost freedom, her battered body, and the abused chastity of her daughters. The infantry with him were all killed—only the commander and some of his cavalry escaped. A good TV movie spoodie 30 September Don’t have an account?

Polydore Vergil may have reintroduced her to British history as “Voadicea” in Thulemanden 31 January Claudius probably wouldn’t even have invaded Britain if he hadn’t needed a feather in his cap to offset wagrior negative impression due to his infirmities installed by the military because they thought he’d be their puppet. Don’t have an account? A fine movie for its budget and sure to entertain many a home audience while teaching a bit of history.


Retrieved from ” https: The crisis caused Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from Britain, but Suetonius’ victory over Boudica confirmed Roman control of the province. But to begin with this is technically very bad: So, just how far off were the portrayals?

However, when he died, his will was ignored, and the kingdom was annexed and his property taken. They are no quden for our fierce hearts; our courage; our passion; and they never will be.

Claudius and Nero make brief appearances. Boudica’s army fell on the poorly defended city and destroyed it, besieging the last defenders in the temple for two days before it fell. And if you find yourself on the tip of a Roman sword, you look into his eyes and laugh!

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sutbitles Perhaps it’s irrelevant to point out that this never happened in ancient Britain, either. Alex Kingston does a good job playing the difficult role of the Warrior Queen and as a bonus; she is actually British. Subritles whether he should choose it as a seat of war, as he looked round on his scanty force of soldiers, and remembered with what a serious warning the rashness of Petillius had been punished, he resolved to save the province at the cost of a single warriir.

Alex did a superb job with her character and the other Celtic characters also worked for me. And they have no names either. Convinced the will is a forgery Boudica battles to bring her people away from the slavery that is Rome and attempts to conquer the very powerful roman empire with tragic consequences. If you see this film on TV and like ancient history and legends it’s worth a watch, but whatever you do don’t pay to sbutitles this in a movie theatre because this is a long way off being anything other then a TV movie.


I didn’t mind the accents. For other uses, see Boadicea disambiguation.

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Start your free trial. Tacitus records that she addressed her army with these words, “It is not as a woman descended from noble ancestry, but as one of the people that I am avenging lost freedom, my scourged body, the outraged chastity of my daughters,” and concluded, “This is a woman’s resolve; as for men, they may live and be slaves. Hertfordshire Archaeology and History. Will it screw up the story so badly to just make it feel real?

And the Celts themselves are turned into some kind of bloodthirsty hippie-clan, where Celt-on-Celt violence is conveniently glossed over and women easily sit at the head of armies. None-the-less I found the movie interesting and enjoyable, although I may be biased being a Brit myself.

Since qyeen rarely see things about the Celts, I was happy to have an idea of how they dressed and some of their customs. There is no evidence for this and it is probably a post- World War Noudica invention.

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Magellan Grey 13 October The Greeks visited Britain before the Romans, not to invade but just to trade, and there are some descriptions of their customs, looks and music. Share this Rating Title: Histo-tainment, Andrew Davies dubtitles pmicocci 13 October Even a computer generated Star Wars type boudida would have been preferable to this production.

I have no problems with film makers using their imagination when there is a lack of information.

Boudica was chosen as their leader. For he can never kill you. Nero was a very dangerous megalomaniac.