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 Britannia by the Emperor Claudius. In 61 AD, the Roman governor Paulinus gathered an army to disarm a rebel army of druids. These rebels 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.
Despite their alliance with the Romans, upon her husband's death Boudica was flogged and her children brutally raped. In retaliation the vengeful queen of the Iceni Tribe attempted to free her people from the Roman Empire, starting a bloody rebellion against the Emperor Nero. The Celts ravaged several towns including Londinium (London). She devastated the countryside until the Romans finally stopped her at the Battle of Watling Street; despite the vast numbers of her army, the Roman's strategic skill and military training soundly defeated the Iceni. In an attempt to avoid capture, Boudica committed suicide.
- Interestingly, despite committing suicide, she resides in the banks of the Styx, whereas suicides are condemned to Wood of the Suicides in Violence. This is likely due to her extreme fury against the Romans for what they had done to her and her people.