Boadicea Statue

Boadicea was Queen of the Iceni tribe of East Anglia. She led a rebellion in 60 A.D. against the Romans, destroying the cities of Colchester, St. Albans, and capturing London. She was eventually defeated by the Romans, and rather than be humiliated by them, she poisoned herself.

The Warrior Queen who fought the might of Rome did get her revenge, as in 1902 a bronze statue of her riding high in her chariot, designed by Thomas Thorneycroft, was placed on the Thames embankment next to the Houses of Parliament.

The British Airways London Eye is in the background.

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