Boudicca was queen of the British Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.
In 60 or 61 AD, while the Roman governor Gaius Suetonius Paullinus was leading a campaign in North Wales, the Iceni tribe led by Boudicca rebelled.
Boudicca’s warriors successfully defeated the Roman Ninth Legion and destroyed the capital of Roman Britain, Colchester. They went on to destroy London and Verulamium (St Albans). Finally, Boudicca was defeated by a Roman army and Boudicca is thought to have poisoned herself to avoid capture.