She led him into battle 100-taseco army.
The history of the Roman Empire is the story of the triumphal March of conquest, prosperity and fearlessness. It seems, resist great generals, no one dared, however, the past has preserved for us the name of a brave warrior Boudicca, leader of the Britons, who decided to revolt against Rome. She was able to lead into battle a 100-strong army, and did not retreat a single step, protecting his tribe and honor their daughters.
Thomas Thornicroft. Boadicea and her daughter (1902) Photo: ufolog.ru
Information about Boudicca to our days survived: the etymology of its name goes back to a Celtic word meaning “victory”, and her strong-willed character quite this match. Boudicca was willful and stubborn, differed stately figure, looked boldly and proudly. Such it is described by the Roman historians Tacitus and Cassius. Both admired the beauty of Boudicca, though she, in fact, was their enemy.
Boudicca leads his troops to attack. Photo: all-generals.ru
Boudicca was the wife of Postage, the ruler of a Celtic tribe called the Iceni. Procuta long fought for independence from Rome, but when the superiority of the Empire became apparent, made an Alliance with the Emperor to stop the bloody fighting. The last years of the reign Postage was peaceful, his young wife Boudicca (she was married at 16 years of age) was busy raising two daughters. Prasuti was much older than his sweetheart, and, fearing the division of power, shortly before his death bequeathed the throne of Rome.
Boudicca. Fig. S. Borin Photo: samlib.ru
On the causes of death of Protestera remained controversial assumptions, it is known only that, widowed, red-haired beast Boudicca went to Rome to assert the independence of his people. The Romans just did not want to part with lands and slaves, and Bodice opened terrible truth: her people she no longer belonged, the throne passed in the reign of the Romans, since, according to their rules heritage, women were excluded. To demonstrate Boudicca her miserable situation, the Roman legions ransacked her home, confiscated Treasury, the ruler of the settlement with whips, and her daughters raped. Such a shame and humiliation Boudicca could not forgive, barely recovered from the beating, she began to gather forces for the rebellion.
Boudicca. Frame from the movie. Photo: kinopoisk.ru
Boudicca started the March on Rome, determined to carry him off the face of the earth. On their way the troops of the Britons had no pity, have killed people and burned down the city. So was completely destroyed Landini (sovr. London), it seemed that the Iceni were able to banish the Romans from the Peninsula. Boudicca was intoxicated with victories, and are unable to properly assess the strength of a small (in comparison with its army) enemies. In the battle against Gaius Suetonius Britons have fallen, to compete with the experienced Roman legionaries Boudicca was not under force.
Boudicca. Photo: she-win.ru
Shooting of the Britons from the hill,the Romans drew opponents to flight, and then brutally finished off those who survived (escape route yanam were closed, anticipating an easy victory, they fenced the field of battle wagons that housed the wives and children).
Boudicca is the fearless leader of the Celts. Photo: she-win.ru
Boudicca herself is not surrendered, she took poison and poisoned daughters. So ended the life of a militant ruler of the Britons, who was not afraid to compete with the Romans. Her example was emblematic of many of the British peoples, which later was raised to fight the invaders.
Today in the memory of the fearless Boudicca a monument in Central London, she is shown racing to the battle in a chariot with her daughters.
Illustration in the spirit of romantic nationalism (1868). Photo: she-win.ru
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