Boudicca - means Victorius in Celtic
Conquerors Of The World
Photography/Edit Monika Rohfeld @MsMonikaArt
Model Kari Marinucci
Horse model Martini
However Boudicca isn's a conqueror in literal sense, she has won her land back from the Romans even if defeat awaited her in the end. Her faith isn't certain. Some say she just vanished, some say she died in battle, others say she was poisoned.
Boudicca was the Celtic Queen of the Iceni tribe of modern-day East Anglia, Britain, who led a revolt against Rome in 60/61 CE. The Iceni King, Prasutagus, an independent ally of Rome, divided his estate between his daughters and King Nero of Rome. When Prasutagus died, however, his lands were taken by Rome and the Iceni lost their status as allies.
When his wife, Boudicca, objected to this action she was flogged and her two daughters raped. She mounted a revolt against Rome which left the ancient Roman cities of Camulodunum, Londinium and Verulamium in ruins and over 80,000 Roman citizens of Britain dead. She was defeated at the Battle of Watling Street by the Roman Governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus chiefly by his judicious choice of battlefield and allowing her army to cut off its own escape route by encircling their rear with their wagons, animals and families. Boudicca is said to have committed suicide by poisoning herself after her defeat.
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