An ancient warrior queen
of the Iceni
, a Celtic tribe
during the time of Emperor Nero
. When her husband died, the Roman
s ignored his will, which stated that his daughters and Rome
were to rule his kingdom
jointly; Boudica was flog
ged while her daughters were rape
d. Infuriated, Boudica rallied her people and neighboring tribes in a violent campaign
against Roman occupation.
Boudica's people sacked many Roman forts, including London
and Colchester, slaughtering their inhabitants and sending the survivors running... until Suetonius
regrouped his army in the Midlands and defeated the indigenous
army. Boudica poison
ed herself to avoid capture.
Boudica, refusing to let her Roman attackers wrong not only herself and her daughters but their people, showed the Roman Empire that women could kick ass as well as any man.