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Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Mieography




Going waaaaay back again for this one.
Bouduca. Boudicca, Boadicea, or Buddug, depending on where you are.
She was the Queen of the Iceni tribe of East Anglia. She has been described as tall, with red hair down to her hips, a harsh voice, and a piercing glare. Also as possissing a greater intelligence than often belongs to women. Married to Prasutagas, he died, and left his kingdom jointly to his daughters, and the Roman Empire. However, the Roman Empire did not recognise daughters as heirs, and so the kingdom was annexed as if it were conquered. Unfortunately, during this "conquering", the only ones conquered were Boadica, and her daughters. She was flogged, they were raped.
About AD 60, she struck back. She led many other clans in a revolt against the Roman Empire. They started by destroing Camulodrunum, (what is now Colchester, England). The Roman governor hurried to Londinium (London) but had to abandon it to Boadica and her tribe, as he did not have the numbers to defend it. They burnt it to the ground. After that, she and her tribes moved on to Verulamium. (Saint Albans). They also destroyed that town An estimated 70-80,000 were killed.
Meanwhile, the Roman governor regrouped his forces in the West Midlans, and she was eventually defeated. It is said that she went home, and took poison to avoid capture

6 comments:

Knot said...

Very interesting.

Knot

Jo Beaufoix said...

She was kind of amazing wasn't she. :D

sybil law said...

Now that is my kinda woman!
What's that saying about a woman scorned?!

Daryl said...

I think there is nothing as dangerous as a woman scorned .. but taking poison ... seems wrong coming from a warrior ..

I'm just sayin'



:-Daryl

Daryl said...

I think there is nothing as dangerous as a woman scorned .. but taking poison ... seems wrong coming from a warrior ..

I'm just sayin'



:-Daryl

holly said...

i would rather take poison than let them have another go at flogging me. feckers. then i would come back as a horrid awful demon and haunt their asses for all eternity.

but i'm not easily brought to bitterness...