Boudica was the queen of the Iceni tribe of British Celts. Her husband had allied himself with the Roman Empire prior to The Conquest of Brittania by the Emperor Claudius. In 61 AD, the Roman governor Paulinus gathered an army to disarm a rebel army of druids. They were inspired by the Germanic chief Arminius and how he protected Germania at the battle of Teutoburg forest in 9 AD and by their ancestors' triumph over the legions of Julius Caesar. After Boudica was flogged and her children raped, the vengeful queen of the Iceni Tribe tried to free her people from the Roman Empire by starting a bloody rebellion against the Emperor Nero. The Celts ravaged several towns including Londinium (London). She ravaged the countryside until the Romans finally stopped her at the Battle of Watling Street. In an attempt to avoid capture, Boudica commited suicide.
- Interestingly, despite commiting suicide, she resides in the banks of the Styx, wheras suicides are condemned to Wood of the Suicides in Violence.