Boudicca (Boadicea) and Roman Britain
Boadicea is often regarded as the first British patriot. Her revolt in 60 AD struck fear into the occupying Roman forces.
Boudicca's Revolt (Boadicea)
BY DAVID ROSS, EDITOR
In 60 A.D., while Roman troops were busy in the final battle with the Druids on Anglesey Island (Wales), trouble arose in East Anglia. To understand what happened, you have to go back to the idea of client kingship. The Iceni tribe, centred in the modern Norfolk, had reached an accommodation with the Romans, keeping their own territory in exchange for not making a fuss.
Beginnings of the Revolt
The Course of the Conflict
Consequences of the Revolt
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