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Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni (The Legendary Women of World History Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Laurel A. Rockefeller
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Why is The Morrígan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know!

In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain -- until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever.

Rise up for liberty with the true story of Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni and discover one of the most inspiring stories in history!

Based on the accounts of Roman historian Tacitus and supplemented with archaeology presented by the BBC.

Interactive: click on interior hypertext links to access enhanced content.

For children, teens, and adults.

Includes optional study guide focusing on geography, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills

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  • "This book drew me into a history I knew little about yet found fascinating. I was enlightened and educated, swept away by the narrative and realism in this book. I found the historical aspect well blended with the emotional tone of the story. This is a book that offers a great deal in relatively few pages, it is concise and yet engaging. Well worth reading and then reading again !!!" --kimberly duboise
  • "This is such a great story. So full of life, inspiration, will, and courage. Honestly, I may have never come across it on my own. It is truly motivational. A true heroic story. I love this story, mainly because it shows that women are just as strong if not stronger than a man. This story allows the eyes of all to be opened to see that not only did men have a huge impact in history, but so did women. Plus, the ending of the book is truly beautiful!" --Kelly Renée

From the Author

Boudicca truly is one of the most legendary women of the western world. Demeaned and dismissed in Tacitus' Annals (from which this story is primarily based), she is the stuff of numerous historical novels, most of them being completely unsuitable for younger audiences.
As an amateur scientist and a long-time living history re-creator in the Society for Creative Anachronism, I took a different approach, focusing on scholarship made accessible to everyone -- no matter how young or old.
Upon the account by Tacitus (the speeches at the end are nearly identical in substance to Tacitus, though put in my own words and from a Celtic point of view),  I added the research from more than a dozen science and social science sources.  These appear in the bibliography at the end.  This too sets this novella apart from others you have seen and explored.
Told by a mother and daughter facing the Saxon invasions in the 5th century CE, this story will inspire you as you discover the Celtic world.

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  • File Size: 1328 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
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  • Publisher: Laurel A. Rockefeller (March 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J43RCN2
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A NonFiction Book Blossoms into a Beautiful Story! April 13, 2014
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This is such a great story. So full of life, inspiration, will, and courage. Honestly, I may have never come across it on my own. It is truly motivational. A true heroic story. I love this story, mainly because it shows that women are just as strong if not stronger than a man. This story allows the eyes of all to be opened to see that not only did men have a huge impact in history, but so did women. Plus, the ending of the book is truly beautiful!

The Prologue reminds me a lot of all of the things I learned about the Romans in my Humanities class. Romans were so greedy and out to conquer anything they could. They were ready to start a war with anyone for land. This book starts off with the fact that the Dobunni people stood still to stay alive, especially since they didn’t like the act of war.

I love that this is a true story and it’s not just told by a narrator, it’s told by actual people but in story form. It blows my mind with all the facts that happened and what these people did to try to protect their people. It blows my mind more so on who decided to enslave their own people. True royalty would never sell out their people to protect theirselves or create a better life for just theirself. When someone with that much authority betrays their own people, they should be forced to pay a very high price.

The fate of Boudicca and how she comes into luck is truly wonderful. Spotted by the King of Iceni and later becoming his queen. The story shows how sometimes relying on your gut to determine your future is exactly what one must do. Though, the King’s determined allies are Boudicca’s enemies, the Romans. The King wants peace and so does Boudicca, but they have different visions on how peace should be made.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Story June 7, 2014
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I've always been hesitant to read historical fiction, but I really enjoyed this story. My husband had to tell me it was historical. An endearing story of a brave woman facing the Roman legionaries. My only complaint was that there were some pretty bad formatting issues...at least in the copy I downloaded, which may not be the fault of the author.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, insightful look into the past April 23, 2014
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This book drew me into a history I knew little about yet found fascinating. I was enlightened and educated, swept away by the narrative and realism in this book. I found the historical aspect well blended with the emotional tone of the story. This is a book that offers a great deal in relatively few pages, it is concise and yet engaging. Well worth reading and then reading again !!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, wish it was longer June 23, 2014
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An interesting story about Boudicca, she was a fascinating character, but I wish the story was longer and gave more insights into her background and her story, as well as the story of her husband and her daughters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read! May 24, 2014
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This book was very well written. It taught me more about history, while giving a great story line as well. I would definitely recommend it to a friend :)
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Laurel A. Rockefeller was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she received her bachelor of arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

In August, 2012 Laurel launched the Peers of Beinan medieval science fiction Series with book one, "The Great Succession Crisis," book one of the Anlei's Legacy trilogy. In March, 2014 in honor of Women's History Month, she launched the Legendary Women of World History Series of biographical novellas for children, teens, and adults. She is also a regular contributor to Yahoo Voices.

Laurel currently lives in Pennsylvania where she is working on book three, "Princess Anyu Returns."


Laurel donates 10% of her earnings as an author to environmental charities focusing on planting trees, conserving wildlife, and ending animal abuse.





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