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Boadicca's grave at King's Cross Railway Station, London

On 21 February 1988, the grave of Boudicca was located by archaeologists under platform eight at King's Cross railway station.

Who was Boudicca?

Warrior Queen Boudicca was the wife of the ruler of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe who lived in eastern England.

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Statue of Boudicca by Thomas Thornycroft near Westminster Bridge

Why is Boudicea famous?

Boudicca led a major uprising against occupying Roman forces in England.

After her husband's death, the Romans claimed the Iceni lands. When Boudicca protested she was beaten and her daughters attacked. In revenge, Boudicca led an army to attack London in AD 60. Boudicca's army caused vast amounts of damage before being defeated.


Roman Britain

Celts in Britain

Also on this day ...

21 February - International Mother Language Day
Proclaimed by UNESCO in November 1999, and observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. International Mother Language Day is on 21 February every year throughout the world.

21 February 1952: The government of Winston Churchill abolished Identity Cards - "to set the people free".


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