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British Museum | Boudica: The Woman Behind the Myth
July 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Discover the story, myth and impact of Boudica, the queen of the Iceni tribe who led a fierce British revolt against Roman occupation.
In the summer of AD 43, the Roman emperor Claudius ordered the invasion of Britain. Within a few short years, Roman legions steadily advances through what was to become the new province of Britannia, founded a ‘colonia’ (a regional capital) at Colchester, and likely displaced local British populations within the landscape.
However, in AD 60–61, Boudica, queen of the Iceni tribe in East Anglia, led a fierce British revolt against Roman occupation that sent a shockwave to the emperor Nero in Rome and a message of defiance across the empire.
This online panel discussion explores Boudica’s story through objects from the collection and those on display in our #NeroExhibition.
The speakers include Curator of British and European Iron Age collections Julia Farley, acclaimed writer and archaeologist Sam Moorhead, and National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins Andrew Brown. The discussion will be chaired by broadcaster and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota.
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William Sharp (1749–1824), ‘Boadicea the British Queen Animating the Britons’, print on paper, 1812.