Summary Book Review Imperial Governor by George Shipway:
Download or read book Imperial Governor written by George Shipway and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 1968 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Londinium¿s burning. . .This does for the Roman governor, Suetonius Paulinus, what I, CLAUDIUS did for the stuttering Emperor whose armies invaded Britain in AD43: an obscure historic figure is suddenly centre-stage. And he has a terrific story to tell. Sent to Britain to conquer the gold mines in Wales, he faces the fury of the tribes united by Queen Boudicca in opposition to the corrupt officials entrenched in Nero¿s favour. Somehow, Paulinus must seize the gold and defeat the rebellion without earning the enmity of an increasingly unstable Emperor. Packed with fascinating detail of life in Roman Britain ¿ and in the ranks of the Legions in particular ¿ this is first-class historical fiction in the tradition of John Masters or Alfred Duggan. 'Engrossing, exciting and lit by a kind of imaginative realism which makes characters, supposed to have been dead two thousand years, vivid and alive¿I am reminded of Alfred Duggan' - John Masters
Summary Book Review Imperial Governor by George Shipway:
Download or read book Imperial Governor written by George Shipway and published by Santa Fe Writers Project. This book was released on 2018-09-01 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Londinium is burning. Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, newly appointed governor of Roman Britain, is charged by an increasingly unstable Emperor Nero with a difficult task—the untamed island on the fringes of the empire must earn a profit. To do so, Suetonius pursues the last of the Druids into Wales and, along the way, subdues the fractious Celtic chieftains who sit atop a fortune in gold and rare metals. Meanwhile, in the provincial capital of Londinium, war is brewing. As Nero's corrupt tax officials strip the British tribes of their wealth and dignity, an unlikely leader arises—Queen Boudicca, chieftain of the Iceni, who unites the tribes of Britain and leads them on a furious and bloody quest for vengeance and liberty. A novel told in the form of a memoir, Imperial Governor is a compelling and impeccably researched portrait of Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Roman general and first-century Governor of Britannia, who unexpectedly found himself facing one of the bloodiest rebellions against Roman rule. Shipway's masterful military adventure has long been considered one of the most accomplished works of historical fiction set in the Roman Era, providing fascinating detail of life in Roman Britain and within the Roman Legions—and a riveting saga of uprisings, war, and conquest in the ancient world.
Summary Book Review Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 by :
Download or read book Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Red Fury Revolt by J. F. Ridgley:
Download or read book Red Fury Revolt written by J. F. Ridgley and published by R Pride Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Camulodunum Londinium Verulaneum Three town writhe under Boudica’s wrath as she leads her Iceni warriors on intent on destroying all things Roman – be it Roman temples, Roman villas, or entire families sympathic to Rome. At stake is the Roman consul’s reputation. Will Suetonius Paullinus be able to confront mass of tribal warriors with only 10,000 legionaries? Or will he endure the ultimate disgrace of losing Britannia – to a woman! Paullinius’s tribune, Julius Agricola and Rhianna, Boudica’s youngest daughter, become ensnared in this horrific historical revolt against Rome’s injustice and ‘Pax Romana’- Rome’s peace. Just as Julius and Rhianna discover their love, after she gives him her Iceni pendant intended for her betrothed, they are ripped apart and hurled back into the reality of their opposing worlds that are determined to destroy the other. Who will survive?
Download or read book Boudica written by Graham Webster and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Queen Boudica, leader of the Iceni, revolted against the Romans in AD60 only to have her efforts avenged by a humiliated Roman army. This book examines in detail the evidence and theories which surround these events.
Summary Book Review The Great Fire of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins:
Download or read book The Great Fire of Rome written by Stephen Dando-Collins and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. For more than a week the fire spread, engulfing most of the city and nearly burning it to the ground. With its capital in ruins, Rome's powerful empire teetered on the edge of collapse as Nero struggled desperately to save his empire -- and his skin. In The Great Fire of Rome, Dando-Collins takes readers through the streets of ancient Rome, where unrest simmers, and into the imperial palace, where political intrigue seethes, relating a pot-boiler story filled with fascinating historical characters who will determine the course of an empire. It is an unforgettable human drama that brings ancient Rome and the momentous events of 64 AD scorchingly to life.
Summary Book Review Reading History in Children's Books by Catherine Butler:
Download or read book Reading History in Children's Books written by Catherine Butler and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-07-17 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.
Summary Book Review Queen Boudicca's Battle of Britain by Richard Hunt:
Download or read book Queen Boudicca's Battle of Britain written by Richard Hunt and published by Spellmount, Limited Publishers. This book was released on 2003 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using the words of ancient Roman writers, this work offers an alternative perspective on many aspects of the events which took place during one of the most evocative periods in British history - from the time of the Roman invasion to the aftermath of Queen Boudicca's rebellion.
Summary Book Review Imperial General by Philip Matyszak:
Download or read book Imperial General written by Philip Matyszak and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Petilius Cerealis is one of the few Imperial Roman officers, below the level of Emperor, whose career it is possible to follow in sufficient detail to write a coherent biography. Fortunately his career was a remarkably eventful and colorful one. With a knack for being caught up in big events and emerging unscathed despite some hairy adventures (and scandal, usually involving some local wench) he appears to have been a Roman version of Blackadder and Flashman combined. Cerealis was in Britain when Boudicca's revolt erupted (60 or 61 AD) and marched to confront her. He lost most of his force but narrowly escaped with his own skin intact. In 69 AD, the infamously tumultuous 'year of the four emperors', he was in Rome, the seat of conspiracy. When his uncle, none other than Vespasian, decided to make his own bid for the imperial purple (he was to become the fourth emperor that year), Cerealis was in danger of losing his life as a traitor and had to escape from the city to join his uncle who was marching to force his way in. A short while later he was commanding a force on the Rhine when the Batavian mutiny broke out. This time he only escaped death because he was in bed with a local girl rather than in his own tent. And so it goes on... 'Imperial General is both a fascinating insight into the life of an imperial Roman officer during the period of the Principate, and a rollicking good tale told in Philip Matyszak's trademark lively style.
Summary Book Review The Mammoth Book of how it Happened in Ancient Rome by Jon E. Lewis:
Download or read book The Mammoth Book of how it Happened in Ancient Rome written by Jon E. Lewis and published by Constable. This book was released on 2003 with total page 523 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using memoirs, letters and official reports, this book provides an vivid account of the Roman way of war, empire building, civilization and pax. It covers all the great events of Roman history, from the Battle of Mylae, the triumph of the barbarians to Rome's social, cultural and religious life in all its grandeur and depravity. Sources as varied as inscriptions, temple visits, household accounts, gladiatorial games open a window into a world of Ancient Rome, a civilization which still marks contemporary landscape with its roads and aquaducts, the western calendar, our laws, traditions and thoughts.
Summary Book Review Agricola and Germania by Tacitus:
Download or read book Agricola and Germania written by Tacitus and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2010-01-07 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law - and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages of the Roman occupation, nearly fatally undermined by Boudicca's revolt in AD 61 but consolidated by campaigns that took Agricola as far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. The warlike German tribes are the focus of Tacitus' attention in the Germania, which, like the Agricola, often compares the behaviour of 'barbarian' peoples favourably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome.
Summary Book Review Rome: The Autobiography by Jon E. Lewis:
Download or read book Rome: The Autobiography written by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history of Ancient Rome has been passed down to us through official accounts, personal letters, annotated words of great orators and the considered histories of powerful men. It is found on inscriptions, in private memoirs and official reports from every corner of the Empire. Over 150 pieces are collected in this autobiography of Ancient Rome, from the written accounts of Caesars and slaves, generals and poets on major battles, conspiracy and politics to the minutiae of everyday life and includes amongst them: How to keep a slave, by Cato the Elder; The Life of a Roman Gentleman by Pliny the Younger; Gang Warfare in Rome, by Cicero; a Chariot Fight, by Julius Caesar; Female Athletes and Gladiators, by Juvenal; the Eruption of Vesuivius, by Pliny the Younger; Nero Murders Britannicus, by Tacitus; On Going to bed with Cleopatra, by Mark Antony; Homosexuals in Rome, Juvenal; Alaric the Visogoth Sacks Rome,by Jordanes; The Great Fire of Rome, by Tacitus; Gladitorial Shows, by Seneca; Two Days in the Life of an Emperor's Son, Marcus Aurelius.
Summary Book Review Agricola and the Germania by Tacitus:
Download or read book Agricola and the Germania written by Tacitus and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2010-03-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola—the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law—and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages of the Roman occupation, nearly fatally undermined by Boudicca's revolt in AD 61 but consolidated by campaigns that took Agricola as far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. The warlike German tribes are the focus of Tacitus' attention in the Germania, which, like the Agricola, often compares the behaviour of "barbarian" peoples favourably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Summary Book Review Boudicca by Marguerite Johnson:
Download or read book Boudicca written by Marguerite Johnson and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boudicca (Boadicea), Leader of the Iceni, is synonymous with rebellion and feminine strength, yet what we know of her is often far removed from the time in which she lived and the early authors who first wrote about her. In this new study, Marguerite Johnson returns to the original sources and interrogates them in order to unearth what the ancients thought of this most enigmatic heroine of British freedom. After a concise overview of Boudicca and the British rebellion against Rome, she turns to the writings of Tacitus and Dio and provides an in-depth analysis of their views on Boudicca and her people. These readings, which form the centrepiece of the book, are followed by an insightful series of readings of Boudicca post-antiquity, including the scant references to her in the writings that emerged after the fall of the Roman Empire to the most modern re-workings of this most fascinating of historical icons.
Summary Book Review Boudicca – Her Place in History and the Fortunes of Her Tribe by Mark Cochrane:
Download or read book Boudicca – Her Place in History and the Fortunes of Her Tribe written by Mark Cochrane and published by Austin Macauley Publishers. This book was released on 2022-08-31 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, through extensive research and analysis, endeavours to reveal what actually happened when in 60 AD Boudicca was elected to lead the united British tribes in their war against Roman rule. Despite the brutal punishment she had suffered at the hands of the Roman officials, Boudicca recovered to command a brilliantly effective military campaign against the pre-eminent super power of the ancient world. This is the story of the momentous events that culminated in the great British uprising against the Roman occupiers and their army, and challenges the credibility of the traditional ‘histories’ of Boudicca. So, while it is about Boudicca, her life and achievements, it also seeks to follow the fate of her tribal people – the Iceni. In the aftermath of the war, many migrated through Ireland to the Scottish Highlands. Regardless of a short lived ‘golden age’, the descendants of the Iceni have suffered a succession of ethnic cleansings over 2000 years through war, famine, migration, plague, forced emigration and invading armies. Today the remnants – represented by the McEachrans, Cochrans and the many variants of these names – are scattered throughout the world and have lost the identity of their origins.
Summary Book Review Boudica Britannia by Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green:
Download or read book Boudica Britannia written by Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2006 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rebellion of Boudica is one of the most dramatic events in the history of Britain. The Boudican revolt is the story of how one British woman, who lived in an obscure part of East Angliain the mid first century AD, challenged the might of the Roman Empire. This book provides the complete story of Boudica and uses an exciting blend of archaeological and historical evidence to recreate her life and achievements.