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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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Book Description

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. Told through the eyes of a 5th century mother and daughter facing the Saxon invasions.

Whisper-syncs to the audio edition narrated by Richard Mann.

For children and teens.

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


Editorial Reviews

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  • Listening to the audio edition of Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni, I found I was immediately transported back to a time and a place where savage wars were constantly fought, and women were treated no better than slaves. Historian author Laurel A. Rockefeller made the right choice when she recruited British actor Richard Mann to narrate her audio version. His powerful, poignant voice pulled me in, swept me away, and gave me a front row seat into the turbulent life of Boudicca. Well done, Rockefeller and Mann! --Sharon Ledwith
  • "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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1330 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Laurel A. Rockefeller (March 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J43RCN2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A NonFiction Book Blossoms into a Beautiful Story! April 13, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History Brought To Life! September 20, 2014
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The story of Boudicca is told to a child keeping alive the tradition of the Iceni. She really lived and faced the Roman Legionaires. She was brave and lived when women were nothing more than a man’s property. Her courage is not forgotten and her people honor her still.
I loved the telling of Boudicca’s story; she was so alive and brave. What a great way to learn about the people in history. The audio book is short enough to be listened to in one sitting and is narrated by Richard Mann who does a remarkable job in the telling.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tale to be enjoyed by adults and children..... September 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The author, Laurel A. Rockefeller, gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Boudicca, Britain's Queen of the Iceni is very much a story with an aim to educate as well as entertain. The framework of the tale is that it’s a story told to a child. The storyteller this time is her mother and the goal is to serve as an empowering tale. Things get tough but women, frequently marginalized in our recorded past, can too change the course of history.

Rockefeller doesn’t sugarcoat the history in Boudicca, Britain's Queen of the Iceni for young readers. She is delicate and doesn’t go into graphic detail but abuse, rape and potential sexual slavery is mentioned. It is difficult for young women to comprehend the way that Boudicca and her twin daughters were perceived.

Twelve-year-old Alex and I read this novel together and she found the dynamic fascinating. Boudicca’s tale once again confirmed her delight at being born in the 21st Century. From the time we meet Boudicca as she’s running from an abusive mistress, the level of courage she showed in Rockefeller’s well-composed narrative appealed to the young Alex and she enters a phase in her life where she’ll embrace a growing independence.

I really enjoy Laurel Rockefeller’s work and believe that she’ll be responsible for introducing many young women to historical figures they will admire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A First Class Time Travel Experience... September 10, 2014
Format:Audible Audio Edition
Listening to the audio edition of Boudicca: Britain’s Queen of the Iceni, I found I was immediately transported back to a time and a place where savage wars were constantly fought, and women were treated no better than slaves. Historian author Laurel A. Rockefeller made the right choice when she recruited British actor Richard Mann to narrate her audio version. His powerful, poignant voice pulled me in, swept me away, and gave me a front row seat into the turbulent life of Boudicca. Well done, Rockefeller and Mann!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Story! September 17, 2014
Format:Audible Audio Edition
A very interesting true story about an amazing Queen who lived a tumultuous life. Her strong impact in history. In the audio version, the narration by Richard Mann is mesmerizing...superior! It brings this story to another level. I never knew of this woman, so was quite impressed at how she was brought to life by the author and Mr. Mann. She transports you back in time into the world of Boudicca: savage wars for land, honor and strength. It is well worth reading and I give five stars. Highly recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, insightful look into the past April 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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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Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, author-historian Laurel A. Rockefeller educates while she entertains, encouraging readers to think about current events and history in a completely new way. Using exhaustive and comprehensive research across dozens of academic disciplines, Laurel's stories come alive so vividly it is easy to forget you are learning something new.

Can it be any wonder that secondary school teacher Lorraine Carey calls Laurel's "Legendary Women of World History Series, "...a gold mine for educators that want an all inclusive history unit?" Debb LaVoie agrees, "Laurel A. Rockefeller weaves a wonderful story." Rabid Reader Reviews adds, "I really enjoy Laurel Rockefeller's work and believe that she'll be responsible for introducing many young women to historical figures they will admire."


As a low vision author who lost most of her sight to a traumatic brain injury while in secondary school, Laurel is passionate about high quality audio books. London-born British actor and voice actor Richard Mann narrates Laurel's audio book editions with superb performances complimentary to and enhancing Laurel's powerful and vibrant creative non-fiction storytelling. Hear Mr. Mann in action on Audible at http://tinyurl.com/AudibleBoudicca-USA.

Students, educators, and parents: check out Laurel's "suggested reading" bibliography list at the end of the kindle edition of each Legendary Women of World History Series book. You will also find useful study guides and/or timelines after the reading list designed to enhance your learning experience.


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