Spirit of the Warrior Queen.
Publicly whipped and her daughters raped by the Romans in their attempt to seize her Kingdom; Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni Tribe in what is now Norfolk, England, led an army of 100,000 in battle against the Romans around 60AD
Boudicca’s warriors successfully defeated the Roman Ninth Legion and destroyed the capital of Roman Britain, then at Colchester. They went on to destroy London and Verulamium (St Albans). Thousands were killed. Finally, Boudicca was defeated by a Roman army led by Paulinus. Many Britons were killed and Boudicca is thought to have poisoned herself to avoid capture. The site of the battle, and of Boudicca’s death, are unknown.
Pencil drawing. Background and colouration with assistance of Photofiltre