Class Ireland has great fun on the playground today reenacting Boudicca’s revolt against the Romans.
Queen Boudicca was the queen of the Iceni tribe. The Iceni tribe ruled the East Anglia territory in Britain. . When King Prasutagus (Boudicca’s husband) died the Romans demanded half the land of the Iceni tribe. Boudicca disagreed. The Romans tied Boudicca and her daughters up and beat them as a warning to others not to disobey the Roman rule.
Queen Boudicca decided to raise an army and rebel. She marched on Colchester, unprotected by the Romans at this time. Queen Boudicca razed the city to the ground burning everything and killing all of the Romans her army found. After Colchester Queen Boudicca’s army marched on London. It burnt London to the ground.
The army marched from Wales. Queen Boudicca ambushed them in a forest and defeated the 1,500 soldiers. It was a humiliating defeat for the Romans. Next to St. Alban’s. The Romans defeated the Celts during the battle. If Queen Boudicca was captured then she would have been taken to Rome as a prisoner. However, she decided to take her own life instead of suffering with the defeat.