A 3 Shot HDR Processed in Photomatix Pro
For all the world, this massive bronze statue of the legendary Queen Boudicca in her chariot looks as if it’s about to take the City of London. Pulled by rearing horses, Boudicca – or Boadicea as she’s sometimes known – looks capable of anything. And if history is to be believed, she was a formidable enemy. After the Roman occupying force flogged her and raped her daughters, Boudicca led her East Anglian forces into battle against them, ransacking Colchester and St. Albans and burning London before being finally defeated in AD62. The statue was made by the English artist Thomas Thornycroft from 1856 until 1885, but it wasn’t erected in its current position near Westminster Bridge until 1902. Interest in Boudica was revived in Victorian times when Queen Victoria was portrayed as her namesake – and if mutterings in Hollywood are anything to go by, another revival is on the way – there are no less than four projects in the pipeline on her life, including Mel Gibson’s Warrior.