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Critical Essay by Pauline Clarke

Rosemary Sutcliff has given us [in Song for a Dark Queen] a rounded, convincing and (very properly) rather frightening portrait of Boudicca, queen of the Iceni, who led the tribes to the sack of Roman Colchester, St. Alban's and London. In the lyrical, loving, and doomladen tale of Cadwan the harper, she grows from a brave defiant infant to a proud unwilling bride, a happy mother and a vengeful widow, her private self always contrasted with her public, queenly role….

The Roman point of view, and the Legions' movements in meeting the rebellion, are recounted by young Agricola on his first service….

All Rosemary Sutcliff's well-known skills are here: the lovely descriptions of the seasons in a subtly prehistoric East Anglian scene …: the brilliant evocation of atmosphere, whether happy, foreboding, or sinister (as in...

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