A likeness of Boudicca in Westminster

Boudicca (died 60/61) was a queen of the Iceni folk (in what is today Norfolk) who led a great uprising against Roman lordship of Britain. Upon the death of her husband Prasutagus (about 60), the Romans overtook his kingdom and shamed Boudicca and her daughters, spurring her leadership of the uprising.

In 60 or 61 whilst the lord Gaius Suetonius Paulinus was overrunning Anglesey in north Wales, Boudicca led the Iceni, along with the Trinovantes and others, in an uprising which fordid the former Trinovantes headtown and Roman settler town of Camulodunum (today's Colchester), and overcame the Roman Legio IX Hispana under Quintus Petillius Cerialis. Boudicca's wyemen then burnt to the ground the then twenty-year-old settler town of Londinium (today's London) and fordid Verulanium (today's St Alban's), killing about 70,000-80,000 folk. Roman caesar Nero thought for a short while anent withdrawing from the island, but in the end Boudicca was overcome at the Fight at Watling Street.

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