The origins of this book are based on the many attempts to determine the location of the last battle fought by Boudica against the Romans – a mystery that has fascinated historians over the centuries. As a result of recent archaeological discoveries, the application of new sciences, mapping techniques and the access to information afforded by the Internet, new ideas have surfaced.
Through Deryk Cundy’s research it has become obvious that the history of the Britain of 2,000 years ago directly reflects ongoing conflicts, and that the events leading to the battle are as relevant today as they were then.
Imperialism, tribalism, gaps in technology, clashing cultures, trade, greed, globalisation, politics, religion, broken promises, rebellion, battles, treason, slavery – here is life and death on a grand scale.
To understand the background of this story, THE VENGEFUL QUEEN begins with the writings of Julius Caesar who recorded the early history of the Brythons during his incursions, and continues using information garnered from many sources, until the final battle of Boudica is revealed: a period of just over a hundred tempestuous years.
Some of the interpretations of this information will be regarded as contentious – indeed a challenge to conventional and established thinking.
THE VENGEFUL QUEEN casts light on the dark shadows where myth and reality collide….
Over 400 pages with colour photographs and illustrations.
Cover illustration by Henry Jones-Davies