Oh no! Not again.
Archaeological fieldwork
‘Fraid so.. But is there not more? Practically everything known about Boudicca and the Boudiccan revolt comes from Tacitus’ Annals and Dio Cassius’ History of Rome (archaeological material aside). In terms of hard facts there is not really much to go on. Modern commentators on the Boudiccan revolt almost invariably attempt to interpret and reconstruct the story by taking what they read at face value in those two texts. But as I will try to show below, the bedrock of these writings is flawed because the source material has not been understood for what it is. In reality, the accounts …