|Boudicca's husband Prasutagus was ruler of the Iceni tribe, who had ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, and had left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor in his will. However, when he died, his will was ignored and the kingdom was annexed as if conquered. Boudicca was flogged, her daughters were raped, and Roman financiers called in their loans.|
In AD 60 or 61 Boudicca led the Iceni as well as the Trinovantes in revolt. She led 100,000 Iceni, Trinovantes and others to fight the Legio IX Hispana and burned and destroyed Londinium, and Verulamium (modern-day St Albans). An estimated 70,000–80,000 Romans and British were killed in the three cities. The Romans regrouped in the West Midlands, and despite being heavily outnumbered, managed to defeat the Britons in the Battle of Watling Street.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Boudicca Gold Hoard
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