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Boudica Queen of the Iceni

Roesch, Joseph E.

ISBN 10: 0709079583 / ISBN 13: 9780709079583
Published by Robert Hale, London, 2006
Condition: fine Hardcover
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First edition. Hardcover. 223 pp. Remarkably scarce and sought after historical novel about Boudica, Britains's legendary warrior-Queen who fought the late-Roman Empire from her base in East Anglia. Fine in fine dust jacket. Author's first novel. Bookseller Inventory # E6851

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Title: Boudica Queen of the Iceni

Publisher: Robert Hale, London

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First edition.

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Boudica, perhaps the most heroic figure in early British history, is vividly depicted in this gripping novel of her courageous struggle against the might of Rome. Wielding her legendary sword, this beautiful and charismatic queen of the East Anglian Iceni decimates Nero's legions, razes St Albans, Colchester and London and cuts a swathe of fiery destruction that leaves 70,000 of her enemies dead. Although caught in a tragic web, she moves towards her inevitable destiny with heroism of the deepest dye, trusting in the ancient prophecy that her cause and her sword will one day be taken up by a mighty warrior-king - his name, the Druids say, will be Arthur. Beautifully written and meticulously researched, this novel is a compelling tribute to a revered heroine.

About the Author:

Joseph E. Roesch is a retired English professor and lives in New York with his wife, Linda. He holds a doctorate in Medieval English Literature and has taught at the University of Wisconsin and Syracuse University. This is his first novel and it draws upon a lifelong interest in history, language, literature and myth. For more information visit

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