Boudicca was a queen of the Iceni people of East Anglia. Her husband was named Prasutagus. When the Romans conquered England in 43, they allowed him to stay king, but when he died, they ruled the Iceni directly and confiscated property. They also allegedly stripped and flogged Boudicca and raped her daughters, and these actions really aggravated resent for the Romans. In 61, the Iceni people rebelled, led by Boudicca. Her warriors defeated many Roman legions, but she was defeated by a Roman army led by Paulinus. She is thought to have poisoned herself rather than be captured upon her defeat in 61.

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