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Queen Boudica and historical culture in Britain : an image of truth

Author: Martha Vandrei
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Past & present book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this unique new study, Martha Vandrei examines how the ancient story of Queen Boudica has been represented throughout history, from Tacitus to the twentieth century, shedding light on the way the British public engages with the past.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Boadicea, Queen; Boadicea, Queen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Vandrei
ISBN: 9780198816720 0198816723
OCLC Number: 1009182312
Description: xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'Higher then to her no bookes doe reach': The Queen and the Antiquary --
'They that write to all, must strive to please all': Historians, Playwrights, and the Drama of History --
'Poetry and fiction intermixt with our history': Druids, Patriots, and Critics in the Eighteenth Century --
'Too strange to be popular': Negotiating Past and Present in Early Nineteenth-century Historical Culture --
'A great deal of historical claptrap': Heroine of Empire --
'That ubiquitous monarch': Boudica from Wales to Essex.
Series Title: Past & present book series.
Responsibility: Martha Vandrei.

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