Boudica (also written as Boadicea) was a Celtic queen who led a revolt against Roman rule in ancient Britain in A.D. What we know of her comes from Roman scholars such as Tacitus and Cassius Dio.
Little is known about her early life, but it’s believed she was born into a wealthy family in Camulodunum (now Colchester) around A.D. 30.
Boudica married King Prasutagas at the age of 18, he was king of the Iceni tribe of modern-day East Anglia.
When the Romans conquered southern England in A.D. 43, most Celtic tribes were forced to submit, but the Romans let Prasutagas continue in power as a forced ally of the Empire.
However, when he died without a male heir in A.D. 60, he left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and to the Roman Empower Nero in his will. This was ignored by the Romans who immediately annexed his kingdom and confiscated his family’s land and property.
When Boudica and her daughters expressed their outrage at this, Boudica herself was publically flogged and her daughters attacked by¬¨‚Ä†Roman Soldiers.