By Dr Samantha Frénée-Hutchins
This diachronic research of Boudica serves as a sourcebook of references to Boudica within the early glossy interval and offers an summary of the ways that her tale was once processed and exploited by way of the several avid gamers of the days who desired to supply credence and aid to their very own trust platforms. the writer examines different gear of country ideology which processed the social, spiritual and political representations of Boudica for public absorption and helped shape the preferred delusion we have now of Boudica today.
By exploring photographs of the Briton warrior queen throughout reigns which witnessed an act of political union and a flow from English woman rule (under Elizabeth I) to British/Scottish masculine rule (under James VI & I) the writer conducts a severe cartography of the ways that gender, colonialism and nationalism crystallised round this important historic figure.
Concentrating at the unique transmission and reception of the traditional texts the writer analyses the historic works of Hector Boece, Raphael Holinshed and William Camden in addition to the canonical literary figures of Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. She additionally seems at elements of different basic assets no longer lined in prior scholarship, similar to Humphrey Llwyd’s Breuiary of Britayne (1573), Petruccio Ubaldini’s Le Vite delle donne illustri, del regno d’Inghilterra, e del regno di Scotia (1588) and Edmund Bolton’s Nero Caesar (1624). moreover, she comprises archaeological examine with regards to Boudica.
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