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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Warrior Queen (The).
Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni.   1
“When the British warrior queen,
Bleeding from the Roman rods,
Sought, with an indignant mien,
Counsel of her country’s gods… .”
Cowper: Boadicea.
   The Iceni were the faithful allies of Rome; but, on the death of Prasutagus, king of that tribe, the Roman procurator took possession of the kingdom of Prasutagus; and when the widow Boadicea complained thereof, the procurator had her beaten with rods like a slave.   2

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