1st C Britannia
Boudicca was married to the short lived King of the Iceni tribe, losing
everything when he died, including her home and her rights. She was publicly flogged and her children raped when she argued her rightful
honour and inheritance.
In secret she gathered an army and took revenge upon the imposing Romans who had forced rule over Britannia and killed her beloved.
Legend describes a woman with a piercing gaze and fair, fiery red hair.
Significantly she wore a torque around her neck that only male celtic warrior chieftain’s had worn before, symbolising a willingness to sacrifice her life for the good of her tribe.
She was fierce, wildly so, a determined women who once said
“ I come before you not as a queen of a distinguished line, but as an ordinary woman, her body cut by the lash, avenging the loss of her liberty and the
outrages imposed on her daughters…the gods are on our side in our quest for vengeance…This is my resolve, as a woman—follow me or submit to the
Roman yoke…Do what a mere woman is prepared to do!”