Boudicca ou Boadicea foi a rainha dos Icenos - povo celta - que liderou uma rebeli“o contra a dominaÁ“o romana no ano 61. A morte de 70.000 romanos e bretžes garantiu liberdade a seu povo por algum tempo, atČ os romanos se reorganizarem e abafarem a rebeli“o. Boudicca foi descrita como alta, de boa aparÍncia e imponente, trajando uma saia larga, adereÁos de ouro e uma lanÁa. A rainha n“o era a ™nica mulher no campo de batalha, pois entre os celtas era razoavelmente comum a existÍncia de guerreiras.

Boudicca or Boadicea was the queen of the Iceni - a celtic tribe - who lead a rebellion against the roman domination in A.D. 61. The death of 70.000 romans and romanized brits gave freedom to her people for a while, until the romans regroup and reverse her victory. She was described as tall, of a comely countenance and impressive attitude, wearing a loose gown, a golden chain around her neck and bore a spear. The queen was not the only woman in the battlefield for among the celts the presence of female warriors were quite commom.
ReferÍncias:
SALMONSON, Jessica Amanda. The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Modern Era. New York: Anchor Books, 1991, pp. 38-39.