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Boudicca Things to Know

Although the Romans fought for greed, she fought for her nation, her independence and to avenge her young daughters violated by Roman soldiers when they swarmed her palace to overtake the Iceni kingdom. Born an aristocrat of the Coritani Tribe, Boudicca is a princess destined to turn out to be a queen. As a young female she prepares for her duty. She learns effectively the history, the society and the traditions of the Celtic tribes. She also enjoys her childhood playing Tag and Run and Conceal the Boar's Tooth with her brother. She gathers violets for Beltane, the Spring Rites Festival. It is her favorite competition. She plays with buddies on the beautiful countryside overlooking the Devon River that operates down to the North Sea. Boudicca spends time amongst the oak trees in the Sacred Grove and ponders life, religious rites and omens. She watches for the indications of the hare to foretell the long term of the Celtic Race. Prior to Boudicca was a queen, a wife, and a mom, she was a carefree princess of royal descent, loyal to her place and proud of her ancestors' undefeated legacy and independence. Afterwards on, her vengeful rise up towards the Romans will serve to make her a monumental determine of British Background. Boudicca marries the potent King Prasutagus of the Iceni Tribe. They enjoy a bountiful royal existence and are blessed with two daughters. Prasutagus has shaped a unfastened alliance with Rome as a consumer king who responses to them, but policies his kingdom unbiased of the Roman tyranny imposed on other Celtic tribes. A century has passed since Julius Caesar conquered Gaul and attacked the Celtic mountain tribes of Germania: Boudicca's flaming haired ancestors. Caesar had vowed to conquer all the barbaric tribes of the British Isles. Soon after Tiberius, the mad Emperor, Caligula, reigned for a time then Claudius will come into power. Claudius and the Roman Senate want to finish what Caesar started virtually a hundred several years in the past: conquer all of Britain! Each and every year far more tribes tumble below Roman rule as the empire expands. Boudicca will take tranquil recognize. Right after a lengthy illness, Prasutagus dies and leaves fifty percent his kingdom to the Emperor of Rome and the other 50 % to his daughters. He believed they would be allowed to rule their kingdom and reside in peace. Prasutagus was improper. Tiny time passed ahead of Roman soldiers overtake the palace and enslave the royal family. Queen Boudicca is humiliated, seriously crushed with a whip and her daughters are brutally raped by Roman soldiers. It really is a vicious attack and looks a sacrilegious insult to the Iceni Tribe and their Gods. Betrayed and outraged, Boudicca, scarcely recovered, declares war! She gathers hundreds of hundreds of Celtic warriors who resent oppression from Rome and no lengthier want to dwell like Roman pawns. Their bloody rise up lasts for months as they sack and defeat three main strongholds of Rome. Londinium (ancient name for London), Verulamium (historical name for St. Albans), and Camulodunum (historical name for Colchester), are leveled and burned to the ground. Boudicca is remembered as Britain's 1st heroine, a potent queen with flaming purple hair, prepared to struggle to her dying.

Rage Against the Dying Gentle is written from a Celtic look at verses the classic Roman accounts of Boudicca, unsympathetic to her cause. Boudicca

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