The Legendary Queen Boudica And The Iceni Tribe

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The Legendary Queen Boudica and the Iceni Tribe Whenever discussing 'British history', the first things that usually come to mind are the numerous Johns, Edwards, and Henrys that reigned Great Britain; the medieval knights in shining armor that rode war-horses; or the great Shakespearean plays that modeled today's literature. But what about the history behind 'British history?' In fact, not much is known about what went on in the Roman-Britain era(43 AD to 383 AD). Roman-Britain history is not common knowledge, not even common knowledge to the honors English Student. Therefore, it would be most informative to learn about something that had occurred in the "older" 'British history', and in this case, the Roman-Britain era. One significant, historical event that occurred during the Roman-Britain era would be the Boudican Revolt (61 AD), which was led by the notable Warrior Queen, Queen Boudica and the stalwart Celtic Tribe she controlled, the Iceni.In the days of the Roman-Britain era, during the first century when Rome wanted to rule everything, their existed a very powerful and prosperous Celtic Tribe that lived in Eastern Britain known as the Iceni. Although the Romans were invading Britain, the Iceni Tribe remained friendly with the new invaders and became allies; this alliance lasted from 43 AD to 60 AD. To further show this alliance, at the very beginning of the Roman invasion, the Iceni even aided the Romans by informing them where they could find the Briton's chief commander's bastion; Caesar later defeated this chief commander and declared victory. The Romans figured that the best way to keep the peace with its new provinces was to bribe the elite; Britain inhabitants were offered power, wealth, office, and status just as long as they adopted the Roman ways of life. For example, the Iceni king Prasutagus became a client-king of Rome, meaning he controlled the Iceni Tribe with consent of the Romans. In return for being an autonomic tribe, the Iceni had to pay taxes to the Romans. This peace only lasted for so long.The Iceni Tribe was the most advanced tribe that occupied Britain. They were very affluent due to the trade that had flourished between the Romans and Britons across the English Channel. "From the quality of their expensive gear and gold objects found in their territories, it may be considered that the Iceni were a wealthy people. . . a suggestion which may have some bearing on later events." (Webster 47) Because of this, the Iceni issued their own coinage; they used this coinage to later finance the Boudican Rebellion. The Iceni tribe also had the knowledge of metal working with bronze and iron, which was used to create the fine iron swords and light chariots they possessed. This gave them the advantage of being superior in warfare then anything ever seen in Britain. The Iceni were also very flashy with what they wore to battle; although it was common for warriors of a Celtic tribe to fight naked, most were adorned with gold...

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