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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Nov 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

In the 1st century CE, Boudica, warrior queen of the Iceni people, led an army of 100,000 to victory against the mighty Roman Empire. So complete were Boudica's triumphs that Rome was in danger of losing control of her province. Riding high on a war chariot, daughters behind her, she led her Britons in a vengeful fight for freedom. But what did freedom mean for an Iron Age queen and her people, and what were its limitations under empire?…

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

I always thought it off that there is a statue honouring Boudica on Westminster Bridge, given that when she captured the place she burned it to the ground

Mind you, for years the US Army named bases after Confederate generals so this sort of thing seems to go around

foxweasel07 Nov 2018 11:48 p.m. PST

I think the statue is more to do with making comparisons between Boudicca and Victoria, both seen as conquering queens, I'm sure I read somewhere that the figure is based on a young Victoria. I tend to not read pieces that use the term CE, it generally means the author is more "right on" than "right"
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