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"Boudica, also known as Boudicaa or Boadicea, was a Celtic queen who fought the Romans in 61 A.D. "
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What is the modern name of the country where Boudica lived?
Of what tribe was Boudica the queen?
Although her legend has spawned thousands of pages of writing, written historical records of Boudica are found in only two classical sources. Who were these two writers?
Tacitus and Dio Cassius
Livy and Ovid
Suetonius and Plutarch
Catullus and Sallust
Who was Boudica's husband?
Following the death of her husband, his lands were confiscated by the Romans. What happened to Boudica and her daughters?
Boudica and her daughters were sold as slaves at auction.
Boudica was flogged and her daughters raped by soldiers.
Boudica was forced to marry the Roman governor Scapula.
Boudica and her daughters fled into what is now Wales.
In response to her treatment by the Romans, Boudica raised a rebellion against them, destroying three cities. Which were they?
Aquae Sulis, Glevum and Deva (Bath, Gloucester and Chester)
Camulodunum, Londinium and Verulamium (Colchester, London and St. Albans)
Isca Silurum, Venta Silurum, and Moridunum (Caerlon, Caerwent and Carmarthen)
Coria, Eboracum and Mamucium (Corbridge, York and Manchester)
Eventually, Boudica's forces were defeated by a heavily outnumbered Roman contingent led by this Roman. Who was he? Hint - he shares a name with a famous Roman historian.
Gaius Suetonius Paulinus
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
Where did the battle in which Boudica and her forces were defeated take place?
In Londinium (London)
The exact location is unknown, but somewhere in the west Midlands.
At Stamford Bridge
Probably there was no battle as there is no archaeological evidence for it.
Defeated in battle, what happened next to Boudica, according to Tacitus?
She fell on her sword.
She disappeared and her future whereabouts are a mystery.
She was captured and taken to Rome to be executed.
She took poison.
Boudica's name probably comes from the Celtic word "bouda" which means victory. Not surprisingly, she was adopted as a national heroine during the reign of another British queen. Who was this queen?
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
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