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Boudicca: Her Story

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What is deemed as “his-story” is often determined by those who survived to write it. In other words, history is written by the victors. The Roman historian, Tacitus, left us an account of the Roman victory over Queen Boudicca in the year A.D. 60-61.

After you read this book, you will know more about the woman considerd by many to be England's first female ruler, Queen
Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Christoph Fischer
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Boudicca: Warrior Queen" by Thomas Jerome Baker is an amazing piece of historical writing. I live in the UK and lived in London but I knew next to nothing abotu Queen Boudicca and her role in early English history.
By means of multiple perspectives Baker presents fascinating insights into her life, her enemies and the 1st Century, the Roman Empire - a well written educational feast.
Lilian Roberts
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. I am a history buff and I have read a lot of books about western civilization. However I was utterly surprised to find that I had never heard of Boudicca, the first Queen of England. The more I got into the story the more I fell in love with this amazing, woman.

What a remarkable individual! Her drive, her courage, her commitment to her beliefs and her people left me astonished. When her husband the king passed away in AD
Elias Zapple
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having been raised in London I was always familiar with Boudica or Boadicea and her story as being a warrior queen of a Celtic tribe who stood up with her people and led them to fight against the occupying Roman forces. It's a terrific story and she became a symbol for other rulers, both male and female, to measure up against. Thomas Baker's book gives us fascinating insight into the life and times of Boudicca but we also get to hear views and voices from others as if they could speak now. If ...more
Darrin Mason
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love stories about historical characters, especially ones that are real. This story about someone that, quite frankly, I had never heard of was informative and to the point. Never mind the fact its only twenty pages for many of the most interesting stories told are short. Also, never mind the plagerism rubbish on one of the other Amazon reviews for this book. This is fresh, new, and very wonderfully written. Recommended to everyone. even more to those with an interest in history, or, in this ...more
Sheryl Seal
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Boudicca: Warrior Queen by Thomas Jerome Baker is another masterpiece! Having read earlier writings by this author, I knew I was in for a treat so when I was offered a chance for an honest review, I took it!!
Very creative to tell a story of a great warrior woman like Boudicca and bring so much clarity to a history that is full of male heroes. I admire the author for bringing us this great story and a lesson as well. There are many warrior heroes since the beginning of time. There are also many
Florin Roșoga
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Boudicca is known as the warrior-queen who massacred the roman troops in Britain. Baker's book is a historical travel in Queen's Boudicca life and story. Compelling, the story got me involved and made me read the entore book till the end. I enjoyed reading it!
Sara Pascoe
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a good introduction to Boudicca, the famous Celtic Queen of the Iceni tribe and her amazing battles against the Romans. Baker puts things in her view at times lending the book a romantic feel in parts.
Deborah Bowman
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
A Short History of Valor and Death

Barker tells the tale quickly and succinctly of the Iceni tribe under the leadership of Queen Boudicca. Her bravery, courage, and need for revenge did not save her people, but will live on in history and tradition as the most incredible stand of the Celtic people against tyranny. They fought and died for freedom.
Ralf Grabuschnig
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is a very short discussion of Tacitus' account. I am not sure where Baker got anything else from though - especially what he labels "her-story", Boudicca's perspective. I understand there are no written accounts so what is that based on?

Anyway, you get an idea about the overall events around her rebellion against the Romans and it' overall well-written.
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It’s not rare to hear the mantra of “Girl Power” in today’s world and this actually helped to propel the Spice Girls to fame when the band hit it big. You may be asking why I am mentioning a British all girl group for this review. It’s simple the story deals with a Welsh woman from the period around 60 AD.

Her name is one that many in the England will recognize and fans of history, specifically Roman, history will also know. It is stated in the book that she had a look that could terrorize those
Brenda Perlin
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Boudicca: Her Story” by T. Jerome Baker is an fascinating read. This is not usually my genre of choice but I really enjoyed this book and learned some history along the way. I loved the bravery and perseverance of this woman. The author does a remarkable job of telling her story and does so with great imagination and knowledge. The first queen of England it turns out was a strong individual with great drive and determination.

This story is part fact and part fiction. The author weaves a great
Leigh Savage
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Before this book I had never heard of Queen Boudicca ruler of the Iceni tribe and her war against the Romans. Often times with history books it seems the women that help shape that history are glossed over or never even mentioned.

However with Warrior Queen you get the full story of Queen Boudicca’s fight against the Romans and how she led her people bravely into battle, doing something even the Former King did not have the courage to do.

This was an enjoyable, informative and entertaining
Helen Christmas
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Great Insight into Ancient conflict

I never studied history at school and if I had, it would have been great to own book like this. A well told chronicle of a powerful warrior queen, written with passion, lots of believable dialogue and creative visual detail. The author has clearly researched this project well, with maps, battle strategies used in ancient times and even Roman names of familiar towns, which I never even knew. This story was an incredible insight into a period of history I know
Robert Jr.
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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R.J. Craddock
Nov 29, 2013 rated it liked it
An interesting retelling of history from the female perspective. I for one had never heard of Boudicca or her people and found her story in some ways inspiring. SO often history portraits woman as weak and timid, but Boudicca was anything but timid. She fought for what she believed in even though the odds were against her. I admire her courage and nobility. The telling of this story is a mix between a history book and a narrative from Queen Boudicca point of view. I would have preferred it had ...more
A.D. Justice
Nov 26, 2013 rated it liked it
First off, let me say that I am not a history buff and generally steer clear of any kind of historical book (fiction & nonfiction alike). However, this is a really interesting and well written story of Queen Boudicca and HER-story.

It is about a testament of strength and honor in the face of adversity and overwhelming odds. It is about standing strong in your beliefs regardless of what the outcome may be. It is seeing the forest, the trees and the big picture, and understanding that they all
Mike Ricksecker
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Boudicca: Her Story is a stylish and creative retelling of England's first queen's uprising against the Roman oppression during the first century AD. Instead of just a factual recount of the events, T. Jerome Baker, places the reader in the shoes of the account's principal characters and offers the audience a unique perspective at this part of England's history. What fired up Queen Boudicca's fury against the Romans? Hear her tell it in her own passionate words in this unique historic piece.

Chantal Bellehumeur
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of Boudicca: Warrior Queen By Thomas baker in exchange for a review.

This historical short story tells the heroic tale of Queen Boudicca, warrior queen of the Celtics. I personally found it to be well-written and entertaining. It reminded me or the ancient Greek and Roman history books I used to read for school. If you like stories based on facts of the long ago past that evolve around war and revenge, this is a story for you!
Cherime MacFarlane
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved that the story was not turned into a fantasy about a woman who bet her life on freedom and lost. The story was clear and set out the realities of her world and her time. It was a tale told very well. The victors always write history. The Roman who left us the small taste of a woman was a queen in every sense of the word, obviously felt a certain amount of respect for a woman who lived and died on her own terms. Excellent job Mr. Baker.
Cynthia Willow
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Boudicca: Her Story" is a historical account of a tragedy. I'm not a historical fan, but I found this short read interesting. I like that Baker tells her side of the story. I also like that the violence is depicted in a tasteful way and the book is clean. It's clean enough to be read by students and not full of sexual stuff as some other Boudicca stories are. If you like history and/or reading about war, conflict, revenge, etc., give this short story a few minutes of your time.
Candace Bowser
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
personally, I loved this book. Who doesn't want to see a strong, feminine, kickass woman take care of her own? This is a must have! Sure to be a classic. Well written, entertaining, thrilling, heart-felt and awesome...I loved, loved, loved this book!
Sydney Arrison
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Boudicca" was a very entertaining and quick read. I was very impressed with Mr. Baker's imagery and knowledge of historic facts.
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Was hoping for more info on her. Just enough to get me more interested, so I'll have to consult additional text.
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
This was incredibly short and came up with huge print on my kindle. I didn't dislike it, but I expected a bit more depth. Not sure why as I don't think a great deal is really known about her.
Grace Feldman
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This account is excellent for any fan of female leaders - this often-forgotten queen's story is compelling, and Baker's writing elevates the tale to new levels. Highly recommend it!
Jul 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
The writing in this is appalling beyond belief. It's an insult to any intelligent reader, and an insult to Boudicca herself that anyone would submit such execrable work and attach her name to it.
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