Boudica – The Celtic Queen

In Vox on November 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Boudica – The Celtic Queen

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Boudica – The Celtic Queen. (AD 26 – 61) – Part of the Regal Twelve series.

Boudica was born into a royal family around AD 26 in modern day England. Growing up, she attended a warrior school, learning to use a sword, spear and shield and her weapon of choice, the chariot. Boudica married Prasutagus of the Iceni tribe and they had two daughters.

The Romans had invaded England in AD 43 and brutally humiliated Boudica and her daughters. Sources say she was publicly stripped and beaten whilst her daughters were raped. Infuriated, Boudica became the leader of a violent uprising against Roman rule. She led an army of 100,000 against the occupiers, slaughtering some 70,000 Romans.

Photographer: Alexia Sinclair.

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  1. what tribe was she from and how long had they been in the british isles

  2. Boudica (pronounced /ˈbuːdɨkə/; also spelled Boudicca), formerly known as Boadicea (/boʊˌædɨˈsiːə/) and known in Welsh as "Buddug")[1] (d. AD 60 or 61) was a queen of the Brittonic Iceni tribe of what is now known as East Anglia in England, who led an uprising of the tribes against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Also see Wikipedia.

  3. i don't go to wiki for anything,i was hoping you had some indepth background.i am scottish/american and find alot of the old tales interesting..

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