Boudicca


Boudicca - Queen of the Iceni Celts under Roman rule. When her husband, King Prasutagus, died the Romans reneged on an earlier agreement & demanded Boudicca hand over her land & wealth. She refused so the Romans beat her & raped her daughters. In turn, Boudica led 100,000 Iceni and Trinovante warriors and others in battle to fight Legio IX Hispana.

They burned and destroyed Londinium, and Verulamium "modern-day St. Albans". An estimated 70,00080,000 Romans and Britons were killed in the three cities by those that were led by Boudicca. Her warriors held the Romans at bay for over 6 months... longer than any other military leader ever.

"If you weigh well the strength of the armies, and the causes of the war, you will see that in this battle you must conquer or die. This is a woman's resolve; as for men, they may live and be slaves." - Boudicca
 
 
 
 
 

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