is said to be the Headquarters for Queen Boudicca (Boadecia) who died in 60AD, chief of
the Icene tribe, who defeated the Romans and is remembered by a statue with a
chariot on Westminster Bridge opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Here's the story: After the death of her husband, King Prasutagus, the Romans tried to
exert their power over the area by raising the taxes.
When Boudicca led a protest movement, she was beaten and tortured, and her daughters
raped. Soon after she raised an army and marched on, and sacked, the Roman towns of
Colchester, London and St. Albans. But the victory was short lived. The Romans assembled
an army of troops from the outlying regions, and in a final battle, the Icene were all but
destroyed. Boudicca escaped, but then took her own life with poison.
The vengeance of the Romans was severe,