Boudicca

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  • Who was Boudicca?
  • Prasutagus and the Roman agreement.
  • The Rebellion
  • Boudicca was the wife of Prasutgaus, the ruler of the Celtic tribe called the Iceni. The Iceni lived in a region of Britain that is now called Norfolk. 
  • Defeat.
  • When Romans settled in the southern Britain in AD 43 they made an agreement with Prasutagus so that he would be able to continue as the ruler of the Iceni.When Prasutagus died, the Romans turned on the Iceni.They stole from the Iceni tribesmen, made people slaves and they had Boudicca and her daughters whipped
  • What does Boudicca look like?
  • In about AD 60, the Roman Governer 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 was called the Britons. They managed to destroy Camulodunum (Colchester), the capital of Roman Britain,and dfeated the roman IX.
  • Famous speech
  • 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 say she killed herself when she knew the Romans hd defeated her, others say she fell ill and died.
  • 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
  • "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 woman, plan to do. Let the men live as slaves if they want. I won't!"
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