How Attitudes to Women’s Rights Caused Queen Boudicca to Revolt
The Coming of the Roman Invaders – 43 CE
Culture Clash – Differing Attitudes to Women’s Rights in Society
Queen Boudicca and War with the Romans
She was huge of frame, terrifying of aspect, and with a harsh voice. A great mass of bright red hair fell to her knees: She wore a great twisted golden necklace, and a tunic of many colours, over which was a thick mantle, fastened by a brooch. Now she grasped a spear, to strike fear into all who watched her...
Queen Boudicca Quote
I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom...Consider how many of you are fighting, and why.
Then you will win this battle, or perish. That is what I, a woman, plan to do! Let the men live in slavery if they will.
~ Queen Boudicca ~