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Imperial Governor: The Great Novel of Boudicca's Revolt
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0304363243, Paperback)Londinium's burning...This does for the Roman governor, Suetonius Paulinus, what I, CLAUDIUS did for the stuttering Emperor whose armies invaded Britain in AD43: an obscure historic figure is suddenly centre-stage. And he has a terrific story to tell. Sent to Britain to conquer the gold mines in Wales, he faces the fury of the tribes united by Queen Boudicca in opposition to the corrupt officials entrenched in Nero's favour. Somehow, Paulinus must seize the gold and defeat the rebellion without earning the enmity of an increasingly unstable Emperor. Packed with fascinating detail of life in Roman Britain - and in the ranks of the Legions in particular - this is first-class historical fiction in the tradition of John Masters or Alfred Duggan. 'Engrossing, exciting and lit by a kind of imaginative realism which makes characters, supposed to have been dead two thousand years, vivid and alive...I am reminded of Alfred Duggan' - John Masters
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This is the 'personal' account of Suetonius Paulinus, governor of the Roman province of Britannia in AD 61. Sent to the island to conquer the gold mines in Wales, he faces the fury of the British tribes united by Queen Boudicca. Rebellion against Roman rule sees London burned to the ground and its people slaughtered. Yet his greatest enemy is not a Briton, but a Roman official close to Nero. Paulinus must seize the gold and quell the rebellion without incurring the wrath of his unstable young emperor.
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