Analysis Of The Celtic Queen Boudicca Of The Iceni

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The Celtic Queen Boudicca of the Iceni earned her place in the history books as a hero of British lore in the years 60 and 61 C.E. After the passing of her husband and king, Prasutagus, the Roman army invaded the new Queen’s land and humiliated her, taking property, raping her daughters, and publicly flogging the Queen herself. Following this crime against humanity, Queen Boudicca vowed to destroy the Roman presence on the Isle of Great Britain. After a year of preparation, Boudicca marched into Roman territory with an army of 230,000. Boudicca “famously succeeded in defeating the Romans in three great battles” before the Roman governor Gaius Paulinus put down the revolt, “executing thousands of Iceni and taking the rest as slaves”…show more content…
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