Boudicc Celtic War Queen Who Challenged Rome

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“She slaughtered a Roman army. She torched Londinium, leaving a charred layer almost half a meter thick that can still be traced under modern London. According to the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus, her army killed as many as 70,000 civilians in Londinium, Verulamium and Camulodunum, rushing ‘to cut throats, hang, burn, and crucify. Who was she? Why was she so angry?” (Donsbach, Boudicca: Celtic War Queen Who Challenged Rome, 1). A fierce queen, who ruled the kingdom of the Iceni Tribe, [during the time of 43 to 61 AD] was referred to as Boudicca (who some, long ago, had once mistaken her name to be “Boadicea”). She was someone, who was considered to be something great and admired for not only fierceness, but for her intellectuality and…show more content…
According to Margret Donsbach, Boudicca must have been born around the time of 25 AD, where she was brought up into a wealthy lifestyle of the Celtics. (Donsbach, Boudicca: Celtic War Queen Who Challenged Rome, 1). As the remaining youthful course of her life, she would grow up to becoming more fierce, strong, brave, and yet in some ways, happy and content and politically intelligent. But by the time that she had reached the age of adulthood things were about to change and transition into what would be a more serious and darker and protective side of Boudicca. When Boudicca was 18 (from 43 to 48 AD), she married the King of the Iceni Tribe, Prasutagus, who was seen more as a chief in command than a king, but was still dually respected and looked upon for guidance, leadership, and an upholding position within the tribe that ensured economic peace between Britain and Rome. Later on she would give birth to two daughters. (Brondou, Boudica “Warrior Queen” of the Iceni, 1). Now as Prasutagus, made sure that there was peace between the Briton’s and Roman’s, Boudicca reluctantly (warily) worked alongside her husband, as a Roman Collaborator, she helped collaborate and coordinate a negotiation between the Britons and the Roman’s. But in spite of helping to create some kind of tranquility between the Roman’s and…show more content…
Before his death occurred, Prasutagus had made an agreement with the Roman’s (which was part of the treaty), stating that half of his inheritance would go to the Roman’s and the rest of his inheritance would be left for his two daughters. However, as soon as the news of Prasutagus’s death had reached the Roman’s (and especially to Emperor Nero), the Roman’s would cease over the kingdom. This would in therefore, break the peace between the Briton’s and the Roman’s. As the Roman’s quickly made their appearance and dominance over the kingdom, clearly known, they soon entered into Boudicca’s home and ruthlessly command (demanded) Boudicca and her daughters to give up every power, freedom, and right that they had over the land and people. Boudicca refused to give into the Roman’s commands and was then after flogged by Roman soldiers, while her 10 and 12 year old daughters were raped (which she witnessed). After being cruelly mistreated by the Romans, Boudicca and her daughters commenced a plot on the Romans for not only raping and flogging them, but for also taking away their kingdom, estate, and their people’s rights (as well as their own rights). As the news of what happened to Boudicca and her daughters quickly spread like wild fire, throughout the kingdom and to other tribes, the people were enraged and felt degraded by the Romans and decided

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