London — Boadicea, to Brighton, UK, Royal Palace and Brighton Pier

 

BODUDICA

Boudica was queen of the Iceni . Her name has various spellings (Bodudicca).

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/asset65594_1771-historysheroes.html

This during the early Roman occupation of Britain.

Today a Statute to Her,  commissioned by Prince Alberta (Queen Vicoria’s  Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)– that is a large bronze statue of Boudica which guards Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, right By “BigBen” (on the opposite corner there are usually  sellers of cheap souvenirs right by there, sometimes blocking the view as it sits back by the Steps to the Thames).

The Statute of “BODICA” is behind a 3 Horse Chariot if memory serves Us correctly. The Statute of  Boducia  (Boadicea ,or Bodudica) is based on best geuss as no one knows what She actully looked like other than firey red Hair and being quite good looking -(spelling is often done  in phonetics, often very helpful, especially given no one knows how it was spelled.

 

BODICIA gave the Romans much trouble in AD43 – AD65(give or take 100 years or so).

http://historysheroes.e2bn.org/hero/whowerethey/2

 

She was the Queen of the Iceni – Iceni. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceni

Bodi – I – Ca – A (or something close, as no one knows for sure)— She fought in pre-History England (or Ingelsland).

Her people, who had previously been allies of the Romans, were also badly treated and they were willing to join forces with other rebellious Celtic tribes under her leadership. She led them to victory on three occasions, when they ransacked and destroyed Colchester, London and St. Albans. But, despite overwhelming numbers, the Britons lost the crucial Battle of Watling Street to the Romans. After the battle, the remaining Iceni dispersed or were captured and taken into slavery.

As a result of the defeat, the Romans occupied Britain for over 350 years. The Romans rebuilt and reinforced their settlements but they also took greater care in dealing with the British tribes than before and were maybe more respectful.

Bodica was quite a Women, Warrior, and Fighter, and was the original “Britons” (meaning native born).

Boudica, London July, 2007

This is located in London, across from Big Ben, taken in 2007.

 

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Brighton, UK, The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence — It was built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales.

 

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Brighton UK

 

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