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  1. Mar 10, 2006 #1

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    Tonight on the History Channel at 7pm CST, "Warrior Queen Boudica". I hope it's done well. It's 2 hours.
     
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    History Channel, Modern Marvels :cool:
     
  4. Mar 10, 2006 #3

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  5. Mar 10, 2006 #4

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    Yep. As TV Guide puts it "A profile of Queen Boudica, leader of the Celtic tribe Iceni, who led a brutal revolt against Rome in 62 AD. She sought revenge for the Roman's abuse of her people following the death of her husband, which included having her beaten and raping her daughters."
     
  6. Mar 10, 2006 #5

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    That was a decent show, historically correct.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2006 #6

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    A true queen indeed:
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  8. Mar 12, 2006 #7

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    If I remember correctly, the Romans appropriated the fortune of Boudicca's late husband on the spurious claim that by allying himself with the Romans, he had ceded the right to distribute his fortune to the Roman emperor (and thus, his relatives had no automatic claim on his wealth).
     
  9. Mar 12, 2006 #8

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    Yes, and another problem was that he had no male heirs, the Romans did not allow inheritance by females, so there was no issue in their minds.

    If it hadn't been for the unfortunate circumstances at Watling Road, the Romans would have been ousted from Britain.

    That's quite a helmet she's got there. :bugeye:
     
  10. Mar 12, 2006 #9

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    It is a cornucupiscent helmet indeed..
     
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