Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cartimandua: Queen of the Brigantes” as Want to Read:
Cartimandua: Queen of the Brigantes
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Cartimandua: Queen of the Brigantes

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  14 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 un ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by The History Press (first published August 1st 2008)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Cartimandua, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Cartimandua

Community Reviews

Showing 1-39
3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Antony Fitzpatrick
Jul 15, 2013 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
...more
Andrew
Dec 26, 2015 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
Deborah Jayne
rated it it was amazing
Jun 18, 2015
Rebecca Hearne
rated it really liked it
Nov 24, 2014
Clare Huckett
rated it liked it
Nov 24, 2016
Gemma (Non Fic Books)
rated it did not like it
Sep 30, 2015
Jonathan
rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2014
Sally Newton
rated it liked it
May 31, 2016
Mr David Garbutt
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2016
Katherine
rated it it was amazing
Jan 26, 2016
Bri Fidelity
rated it liked it
May 20, 2010
Amy Houghton
rated it it was amazing
Apr 12, 2016
Sangeeta
rated it really liked it
Jan 08, 2013
stuart charles hayton
rated it it was amazing
May 16, 2017
James Mace
marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2009
Samuel
added it
Jul 02, 2011
Johnna
marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2011
Hillary Hunt
marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2012
Annie
marked it as to-read
May 13, 2013
Louise
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2013
Nick
marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2014
Atreyu
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2015
Hal Harker
marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2015
Graciela
marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2015
Julie
marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2015
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
marked it as to-read
May 27, 2016
Gareth
marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2016
Chiara Baldan
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2016
Kathleen
marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2016
Hans
added it
Apr 25, 2017
Elena
marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2017
Sandeep Mohan
marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2018
Sakura Tsukikage
marked it as to-read
May 02, 2018
Amy Kirk
marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2018
Ed
marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2018
Ashley
marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »