American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Boudicca First century A.D. Queen of ancient Britain who led a temporarily successful revolt against the Roman army that had claimed her deceased husband's kingdom.
“In the same vein, demi-couture British label Boudicca created a touch-sensitive dress called the "Science of Sequins.”
“They've included interesting ladies of history like Ada Lovelace and (the slightly lesser known in the USA but HUGE HERE) Boudica (we call her Boudicca for less confusion of pronunciation).”
“A dress from the British design label Boudicca at Outfit is for sale at the store now.”
“For there was the defeat of Mons Graupius for the Picts to avenge, and, a generation before that, there was the dying curse of a flamehaired queen called Boudicca …”
“On the team, who have clearly been carefully hand-picked for their demographic diversity, there's the cute black guy, who just happens to be Gillian's ex-lover, the newbie pretty girl who acts as info-dump recipient on behalf of the audience (but is it really believable that this apparently crack team of archaeologists would employ someone who doesn't know the correct pronunciation of "Boudicca"?), and the older guy, Professor Gregory Parton, known as "Dolly".”
“Wargames Factory have posted a photo of a painted version of the "Boudicca" figure that is included in their upcoming Celt Chariot boxed set.”
“They sometimes fought alongside men, ruled in their own right and lead armies (Boudicca), and became druids.”
“It was a tough fight – Boudicca's militias killed thousands of Roman soldiers, at St Albans, London and Colchester – but a lost cause.”
“From Kent to the Thames, Oliver follows the trail of what might be thought of as the first battle of Britain, as Caesar's legions overcame the resistance posed by the rebellions of Queen Boudicca.”
“In particular, I do want to answer an earlier comment's question about "What if Boudicca had defeated the Romans?", though of course my answer will go the touchy-feely, anthropology route, not rely on military history.”
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