Queen Boadicea. Kevin Gonzalez Kasee worstell Kyle Dickey Claudia valdivia Per. 3. Who Was Queen Boadicea?. She was born around 25 A.D. to a royal family in Celtic Britain. She was an intelligent and intimitading leader. M arried Prasutagus at an early age and had two daughters.
She was born around 25 A.D. to a royal family in Celtic Britain.
She was an intelligent and intimitading leader.
Married Prasutagus at an early age and had two daughters.
Queen Boadicea was the wife of Prasutagus, the ruler of the Iceni tribe and independent from the Roman Empire.
Prasutagus allied with the Roman Empire in exchange for local autonomy.
He left his kingdom jointly to Rome and his daughters in his will.
After Prasutagus’ death, the Romans ignored his will and annexed the kingdom; Boadicea was beaten and their daughters were raped.
She was chosen to take control of the Iceni tribe and fight against the Roman Empire in order to avenge her family, her tribe, and her honor.
Boadicea, along with the Iceni, slaughtered the Roman army, torched Londinium ,and had her army kill about 70,000 civilians in Londinium, Veralumium, and Camulodunum.
She instructed her men to cut throats, hang, burn, and crucify.
After destroying Londinium, Veralumium, and Camulodunum, her army was ready to face the Roman governor, Paulinius. Even though her men were exhausted.
Her army had lack of movement which put her at a disadvantage against the Romans who were skilled at open combat due to equipment.
This led to Queen Boadicea’s downfall.
Facing imminent capture, Queen Boadicea committed suicide.
Regarded as a mother, wife, and queen defending her country
Britain lost discouraged more revolts against the Roman Empire
Empowered other female rulers, particularly Queen Elizabeth I which claimed Boadicea as her namesake
Aka Boudicca, Boudica, Boudicea, Bodica
Boudica means ‘Victoria’
History of events recorded by Tacitus and Cassius Dio
Writings rediscovered during the Renaissance