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Show Notes: Boudica

Tracy Wilson

A statue of Boudica on her chariot. iStockphoto/ThinkStock
A statue of Boudica on her chariot. iStockphoto/ThinkStock

In an episode requested by so many people that we could not possibly name them all, today we talk about Boudica. She was queen of the Iceni, a tribe that lived in what's now Norfolk and Suffolk, England. We know that she led a major uprising against the Romans - but since the Romans were the ones who documented that uprising, our knowledge is heavily colored by Roman sentiment. Thanks to archeological discoveries over the past hundred years, though, we have a much better idea of what really happened than we did before.

We have two pieces of listener mail on our episodes on the Irish potato famine (part one and part two). Both our letter writers are named Shannon.

Episode link: Boudica: Warrior Queen

For further reading: Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned?

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