Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A Woman Who Shaped History – Boadicea



Boadicea (Boudicca) was the Queen of the Iceni Tribe in what is now Norfolk and Sussex in England in 60AD.  She ruled in her own right.

She led her tribe in a war trying to expel the Romans.  She amassed over 100,000 people.

She had some success in battle until being defeated.  She took poison rather than be captured.



A statue of this heroine of mine can be found near Westminster Bridge over the Thames river in London. 

3 comments:

  1. I was at school fairly close to her Norfolk home- we had a history trip involving walking round a muddy cabbage field in the rain, allegedly the site of the Iceni Encampment. You just have to admire a woman who lives triumphantly among mud and brassicas!!

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  2. I also like Boadicea, Carole. She would always take an hare into battle with her. The ancient Celts believed the hare to be sacred and would never eat them unlike the Romans.

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  3. I love this story of a female warrior queen that isn't fiction. I saw this statue in London but didn't get a good picture of it. I like this!

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