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Cartimandua: Queen of the Brigantes

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This is the first major study of Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes, whose story is one of rebellion, intrigue, betrayal, and scandal. A contemporary of the much more famous Boudica, Cartimandua chose to support Roman rule rather than to rebel—indeed she betrayed the rebel Caractacus to the Romans. As a result she was awarded great wealth and held her position as queen ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by The History Press (first published August 1st 2008)
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Antony Fitzpatrick
Jul 17, 2013 Antony Fitzpatrick rated it liked it
As a book about the Brigantian Queen Cartimandua, I'd have probably rated the book at 2, as a book giving details about what happened in first century AD Britain, Id have rated it at 4 thus me choosing the middle ground and going for 3.

Not that the Cartimandua rating is anything against the author, it's just there is only so much one can do when working with so little historical evidence to try and portray the person of whom they are writing about, in this case they only have the texts of a sel
Dec 28, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing
The Brigantes were the tribe whose territory included the area in which I live, and so explains my interest. Despite the limitation of known facts about their Queen, Cartimandua, her life is given context by studying, alongside what we do know, other figures and events in history: Tacitus, Queen Elizabeth I, Boudica, Lindow Man, Nero, the massacre of the Druids at Anglesey, and more. She is seen in a new light, a more understandable and admirable figure than the traitorous, adulterous Briton as ...more
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