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Boadicea (bōˌədĭsēˈə), d. A.D. 61, British queen of the Iceni (of Norfolk), properly called Boudicca. Her husband, King Prasutagus, died in A.D. 59 or 60, leaving half his property to the Roman emperor and half to his daughters. The Romans, however, seized the kingdom and began to despoil it, thus provoking the Iceni to revolt. Boadicea led them in sacking Colchester, London, and Verulamium (St. Albans). Her army was eventually crushed by Paulinus, and Boadicea took poison.
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British queen and female warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 58]
British warrior-queen who led a revolt against the Romans. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 116]
See: Female Power
(Boudicca) British queen and warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh, Classical, 58]
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