Boudicca

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  • who was Boudicca?      
  • we are the rulers
  • What did Boudicca look like?
  • Famous speech
  • Bouudicca was the wife of Prasutagus, the ruler of a celtic tribe called the Iceni. The Iceni lived in a region of Britain that is now called Norfolk. 
  • The Rebellion
  • According to dio, a Roman writer, she was tall and had red hair hanging below her waist. She had a harsh voice and piercing glare, and habitually wore a large golden necklace (perhaps a torc), a many-coloured tunic, and a thick cloak fastened by a brooch.
  • Attack on Londinium
  • "I am fighting as someone like you who has lost their freedom. I am fighting for my bruised body. The gods will grant us the revenge we deserve. Think of how many of us are fighting, and why. Then you will win this battle or die. That is what I, a women, plan to do. Let the men live as slaves if they want. I won't!"
  • Defeat
  • In about AD 60, the Roman Governor was sent to North Wales to lead an army. While he was away Boudicca led an attack against the tribe's Roman rulers with several other tribes. Her army were called the Britons.
  • Hearing the news of Boudicca's revolt, the Roman governor rushed back from Wales. He tried to evacuate Londinium as he guessed this would be the next target fior the Britons. Boudicca and her army destroyed Londinium and Verulamium. Over 70,000 people were killed in the attacks by the Britons.
  • The Roman army regrouped in the Midlands and finally defeated the Britons in the battle of Watling street. No one knows what really happened to Boudicca. Some saqy she killed herself when she knew the Romans had defeated her, others say she fell ill and died.
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