Romancing the Bee

One of my very favorite Amazing Girls is Boadicea, the first woman to hold the title of Queen of England.

Boadicea was Queen of the indigenous Celtic Iceni tribe in first century England .

Boadicea (also spelled Boudicca or Boudica) was born into a royal family around 26 A.D. She married Prasutagusking of the Iceni, a tribe located in what is now Norfolk, England. Prasutagus ruled under the auspices of the occupying Romans, who had probably put him on the throne in return for his assistance when they invaded England in 43 A. D.

Upon Prasutagus’s death around the year 59, the kingdom passed into the hands of the Romans. The king had hoped the Romans would allow his two teenage daughters to keep half of his property, but instead the Romans took over completely. When Boadicea complained, she was publicly flogged and forced to watch as her…

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