Friday, January 16, 2015

Boudicca, Britian's Queen of the Iceni -  By Laurel A. Rockefeller
Available for purchase on Amazon, I-tunes, Barnes & Noble, & SmashWords, Also in Audiobook

Laurel Rockelfeller is a historian from Lincoln Nebraska who could wake the dead with her ability to bring history to life and make it feel relevant and exciting again.  This biography contains a recounting of Celtic and Roman battle occurances that took place in 61 c.e.  This is probably unlike any biography you have read, as it is told in more of a storybook fashion, and it includes an imaginative touch at the very end.  It is not just history of wars that took place, but it also contains elements of romance, parental love, and religion.
When I was growing up, one of my favorite cartoons was Duck Tales.  In one of the episodes, Scrooge McDuck and his nephews travel to Europe and visit a castle still inhabited by an ancient druid order.  Every since then I have had a fascination with druids, and I bring this up because this account relates some details about why they were important to the people at that time, both in the biography and it's auxillary notes.
This book really illustrated the dominance of the Roman Empire as a ruthless world power at that time, but also showed a stunning example of an unexpected upset that they faced when attacked by the Iceni people and their comrades.  Queen Boudicca's life and final outcome were sad, but her stunning, perhaps little known courageous stand, act as a heartening example for all who face formidable odds in this life.


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2 comments:

  1. Is there a permalink to this review? I would like to share it with others after today!

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