Today’s historical person is Boudicca: Queen of the Iceni.
Series Name: The Legendary Women of World History
Character name: Boudicca
Date of Birth: Circa 30 CE
Place of Birth: Gaul — Aedui Tribe
Reigned: 1st century of the common era
Died: 61 CE
Profile: Born in slavery among the Aedui in Gaul just decades after Julius Caesar conquered her people, Boudicca escaped to Britannia in pursuit of freedom. Finding true love in King Prasutagus of the Iceni, she co-ruled the religiously devout Iceni until Roman atrocities across Britannia forced her into one of the most famous confrontations in ancient history.
Ideal actress to play in a film adaptation: Amy Adams would make a powerful Boudicca.
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