Who was Boudicca?
This is Boudicca.
- She fought against the Romans when they came to take her land.
- Her army destroyed the Roman towns of St Albans, Colchester and London.
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What did Boudicca do?
- Boudicca led her army against the Romans in AD60. She is remembered as a strong leader and ferocious warrior.
- She fought in a famous battle called the Battle of Watling Street.
- The Roman army won the battle against Boudicca and her army. They ruled Britain for the next 350 years.
- Boudicca lived many years ago, so we don’t have much information about her. But we can use objects from the past to help us understand her story.
Did you know?
- Her name comes from the word 'Bouda'. This means victory.
- There are no pictures of Boudicca, so we don’t know what she looked like. Roman historian Tacitus said she had long red hair that hung below her waist.
- Boudicca’s soldiers painted themselves blue to make themselves look more frightening!