Boudica, also spelled Boudicca, known by the Romans as Boudicea (born approx. 25 AD, died 60/61 AD) was the queen of the Celtic Iceni people in Norfolk in the eastern part of Britain. Her husband was one of the British kings who tried to get along with the Romans as they invaded Britain. When he died, the Romans ignored his will and stole Boudica's lands and abused her and her two daughters.
She is most famous for leading her people in uprisings against the Roman Empire who controlled the island of Britain at the time. She first attacked what is now Colchester, later burnt Londinium (now London) to the ground and was somewhat successful in her efforts. Hearing of this, the Romans gathered a larger army and there was a battle. Sensing that she was going to be defeated, Boudica chose to commit suicide rather than be taken as a slave.