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.
Episode link: Boudica: Warrior Queen
For further reading: Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned?
- "Boudicca." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 21 Jun. 2013. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/75413/Boudicca
- "Iceni." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 21 Jun. 2013. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/281367/Iceni
- Collingridge, Vanessa. "Boudica." Random House. 2006.
- Donsbach, Margaret. "Celtic War Queen Who Challenged Rome." Military History. April 2004.
- Masterpiece. "The Legend of Boudica." PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/warriorqueen/ei_boudica.html