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History and Women: Boudicca – Rage Against the Dying Light

Boudicca was born in round 25 A.C.E. The solely identified writings about her
are the following. We have The Annals of Tacitus written about fifty
years after her dying which covers in a couple of paragraphs her rebellion and battles
towards the Roman invaders of her beloved British isle. She can also be talked about
in a historical past of Rome written 100 years after her dying by Cassius Dio.
Both are accounts written solely about her battles towards the Roman invaders.
Those accounts additionally embody the battles between Venutius a foster prince of a
Celtic tribe and Cartimandua, the vicious queen of a big Celtic tribe who
married Venutius and then betrayed him. Both had been her contemporaries. Both
accounts are written from the Roman standpoint.

Boudicca was married to Prasutagus a a lot older king of a big and
rich British Celtic tribe the Iceni in a politically matched marriage. When
Romans invaded Briton Prasutagus made a pact with the Romans to put down all
tribal arms and solely use them in protection of the Romans in return for a pact
that might save his folks and his wealth. When Prasutagus died the Romans
broke that pact overrunning the Iceni palace, taking slaves, publicly flogging
Boudicca now queen of the Iceni and assaulting her two younger daughters.

Boudicca enlisted hundreds of Celtic warriors to guide them into battle
together with her two younger daughters beside her in a chariot to avenge their assaults
upon her daughters and upon herself and free her beloved isle from Roman
tyranny. Her epic battles are the most celebrated in Celtic historical past making her
the first identified lady warrior.

Many poems have been written about her and many work have
celebrated her braveness, together with a statue to her reminiscence that overlooks the
Thames in London with Big Ben in the background. A rehab facility for ladies
military veterans from the Iraq struggle considers her their inspiration and patron.

There are nonetheless many teams round the world who meet and rejoice her
reminiscence and her braveness in addition to a Facebook web site which options her that has
had thousands and thousands of hits.

Written by Jan Surasky 


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Of all the girls warriors
in fable and legend few are extra storied than Boudicca, the fierce redheaded
queen who, in the first century A.C. E. led the most celebrated Celtic
rise up in historical past. Until now books about her have been based mostly on the solely
written data that exist—historic Roman writings. But, Rage Against the
Dying Light
tells the story from the Celtic standpoint.

At first a carefree younger
princess who revels in friendships and the great thing about her land, Boudicca learns
the methods and rites of her Druid tribe. She prepares for the day she shall be
queen, spouse and mom. Soon after her politically matched marriage to the a lot
older king of a big and rich tribe, nevertheless, her world turns darkish. After
the dying of her husband Roman invaders intent on conquering the loosely allied
Celts assault the palace breaking a pact that might have saved the tribe from
doom, taking slaves, publicly humiliating Boudicca and assaulting her two younger

Betrayed and outraged
Boudicca doesn’t again down. She nurses her daughters again to well being and with
them beside her in a chariot she leads hundreds of warriors in an epic battle
to avenge her daughters and rid her beloved homeland of Roman tyranny.

Rage Against the Dying
is the story of historical past’s first
lady warrior and an emblem of braveness inspiring work, poetry and a statue
in her honor overlooking the Thames in London.

 Author Jan Surasky

Multiple award-profitable creator Jan Surasky has labored as a guide reviewer, film reviewer and leisure author for a every day San Francisco newspaper. Her many articles and brief tales have been printed in nationwide and regional magazines and newspapers. She has additionally taught writing at a literary heart and various space schools. She is a graduate of Cornell University with graduate programs in English literature at the University of Rochester. She lives in upstate New York. Her
first novel
Rage Against the Dying Light was a finalist in the Eric
Hoffer Book Awards. Her web site is


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