Born in th 1st Century AD, Bodicea, also known as Boadicea and Boudicca, ruled the Iceni tribe of East Anglia under Roman authority.
Outraged by the suffering caused to her people by the heavy taxes, conscription and other indignities imposed by the Roman Emperor Nero, Bodicea finally rebelled against her rulers following the death of her husband - and the subsequent plundering and brutal annexing of her dominions.
Although it's claimed that all of South East England rose up to support Bodicea's fight against oppression, there were many that remained loyal to the Romans, and so were not spared her wrath.
Bodicea and her army fought hard against the forces of the Roman Governor, General Seutonius Paulinus - a battle that the Romans ultimately won at the cost of a great loss of human life.
Finally, faced with defeat, the proud warrior Queen and her two daughters took their own lives. There are many legends surrounding the great lady's demise. According to some reports she took her own life by drinking from a poisoned chalice, but given her involvement with the supernatural defence of Albion and her use of magic to combat demonic forces who were working in concert with the invading Romans, it's likely she met a more brutal end.
There is also myths surrounding where she lies now, including being buried under Platform 10 at London's King's Cross Station. Whether Bodicea fought her battle in the nude is another question, though we prefer to believe this is a fact!