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A tribute to one of my favourite historical heroes. Boudicca, Queen of the iceni.

Submitted: July 14, 2017

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Submitted: July 14, 2017





Boudicca: Queen of the Iceni.

A woman scorned

Her daughters defiled

Her people forlorn.


Boudicca: the spirit of Britain.

Under the cruel yolk of Roman oppression

She lashed out with violence

Her people would no longer suffer in silence.


Boudicca: the lioness of the Isles.

She raised an army like angry bees

And descended on Camulodunum

Bringing it to its knees.


Boudicca: the flame haired fury.

With sword and torch

She burned Camulodunum to the ground

Until nothing was left but ashes to be found.


Boudicca: the vengeful.

The city of Londinium screamed and cried

20,000 Romans and Britons alike

Fell to the Celtic Queen’s furious might.


Boudicca: with iron claws.

Verulamium  paid a bloody price

Striking with sword and fire

She turned the town into a funeral pyre.


Boudicca: the raven of death.

Along the Watling street road,

Suetonius Paulinus with 13000 men bravely stood

As 50,000 Celts bayed for their Roman blood.


Boudicca: the warrior queen.

Her army was an unruly mob

Paulinus’ legion an unmovable wall

The fate of Celtic Britain on this day would rise or fall.


Boudicca: the battle siren.

The carnyx horns howled and roared

The blue painted warriors with spear and sword

Charged the Roman lines en-mass discord.


Boudicca’s despair.

She watched the battle from her chariot afar

The Roman lines advanced slashing swords as they went

Not stopping till the last drop of Celtic blood was spent.


Boudicca: the immortal.

Of the fate of Boudicca you may speculate.

Her body was never found

Her grave still lies hidden

Sleep well and undisturbed, Boudicca

The first Queen of Britain.



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