died 62; queen of the Iceni in ancient Britain, who led a vain revolt against the Romans ( 61)
also Bo·ad·i·ce·a First century AD
Queen of ancient Britain who led a temporarily successful revolt against the Roman army that had claimed her deceased husband's kingdom.
- The name Boudicca seems to mean in Celtic much the same as Victoria.
- Fearing that worse might follow when the kingdom should be annexed, and encouraged by the absence of the legate and his legions, the Iceni, led by Prasutagus's daughter Boudicca (Boadicea) rose in revolt and were joined by the Trinobantes in Essex, who had been long subject to Rome and had their own grievances to redress.