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Boudica: How a Widowed Queen Became a Rebellious Woman Warrior

How a widowed queen became a rebel warrior, defying Roman patriarchy, and leading her people to glory even in defeat

Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, from R Havell’s ‘The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Isles’, 1815, © Historical Picture Archive/Corbis via Getty Images

By Caitlin C. Gillespie | Edited by Sam Haselby

I n the 1st century CE, Boudica, warrior queen of the Iceni people, led an army of 100,000…

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