Boadicea

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Born: 0XX AD
Died: 062 AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Queen


         - Was a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people of Norfolk in Eastern Britain who led a major uprising of the tribes against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

 

         - Her husband, Prasutagus, the Icenian king, who had ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, had left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor in his will, but when he died his will was ignored, possibly because the Romans, unlike the Britons, did not recognise daughters as heirs.

 

9 BC - They drew inspiration from the example of Arminius, the prince of the Cherusci who had driven the Romans out of Germany.

 

60 BC - 61 BC - While the Roman governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, was leading a campaign on the island of Anglesey in north Wales, Boudica led the Iceni, along with the Trinovantes and others, in revolt.

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