"A Woman Scorned" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by rexvaughan

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  Queen Boadicea
by rexvaughan

In the shadow of Big Ben at the end of Westminster Bridge is a statue of Queen Boadicea. In about 60 CE, the Romans killled her husband, head of a Celtic tribe, raped their two daughters and flogged Boadicea. This put her in a highly irritated state of mind so she took an army of several thousand and scared the togas off the Romans, almost defeating them. I understand that there were tens of thousands of soldiers killed and she was captured and imprisoned where she later died. The cause of her death is still debated. This is a wonderful statue, done around 1900 and donated to the city of London by the artists son. It is easy to catch if you do a Thames cruise which starts or ends at Westminster Bridge.

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  • Written Jun 21, 2004
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