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Statue of Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni, Thames Embankment, London. Artist: Derek Anson

Statue of Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni, Thames Embankment, London. Artist: Derek Anson

1-623-326 - EE Image Library/Heritage Images

        

Statue of Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni, Thames Embankment, London. After the death of Boudicca's husband Prasutagus, leader of the Iceni, the Romans confiscated his lands, committing various atrocities, including the rape of Boudicca's daughters. This prompted Boudicca and the Iceni to launch a revolt against the Romans in 61 AD. The revolt was initially successful, with Colchester, London and St Albans brutally sacked. Eventually Boudicca's army was defeated by a Roman force under Seutonius Paullinus, after which Boudicca is said to have committed suicide by taking poison. This bronze statue by Thomas Thornycroft depicting her in a chariot together with her daughters was unveiled in the 1850s.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0560002428
  1. 1-623-326
  1. 1623326

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5163x3386
File Size : 51217kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Derek Anson, attributed to: :
Subject
  1. Boudicca: Briton: Queen, Queen of the Iceni
People Related
  1. Thomas Thornycroft: British: Artist, sculptor
Medium
  1. Photograph
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ United Kingdom
  4. --------- England
  5. ------------ Greater London
  6. --------------- London
  7. ------------------ City of Westminster
  8. --------------------- Westminster
  1. 51 29 09 N , 000 08 01 W


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