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Boudicca

Queen Boudicca was the the wife of the ruler of the Iceni tribe of Celts living in eastern Britain at the time of the third Roman invasion.

After her husband's death, the Romans tried to capture their land.

When Boudicca protested however, she was beaten and her daughters attacked.

In revenge, she formed an army which destroyed three cities - Camulodunum (modern Colchester), Londinium (London) and Verulamium (St Albans) in c.AD60.


On hearing the news of the revolt, the then governor of Britain, Suetonius, formed an army of men which managed to defeat Boudicca's army at the Battle of Watling Street.

Following this, Boudicca then died - either through illness or by killing herself so that she would not be captured.