American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An ancient Celtic tribe of eastern Britain who under Queen Boudicca fought unsuccessfully against the Romans about A.D. 60.
- Latin Icenī. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I meant to add: if I thought Boudica, Queen of the Iceni was a Feministly Reimagined Novel I'd have said so in the review.”
“The Iceni were a Gallic tribe; the Trinobantes were Gallo-Belgæ.”
“She was a princess of . . . let’s see what it says here . . . some tribe called the Iceni, way back in A.D.”
“Legend has it that way up at King's Cross train station, somewhere under platform No. 9 or 10, lie the remains of the fearless Iceni warlordess Boudica, whom the Romans polished off with about 80,000 of her kinsmen in A.D.”
“(Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni; pewter miniature designed by Alan Dickinson.)”
“I'd guess the most likely place for Roman ships that got lost on the way to Germany to end up would be somewhere in Trinovantian or Iceni territory - in which case the kindly chief's descendants could be forgiven if they were rather unimpressed with his decision :”
“Gabriele - If I remember correctly, there's a reference to 'Icenimagni' which might imply there were at least two groups amongst the Iceni, hence the need for a qualifier.”
“Come to the Land of the Iceni and prepare for resistance!”
“OK so maybe blue paint worked for Queen Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni tribe in the eastern part of England back in 60 or 61 AD.”
“It also allows the reader to get to know other characters besides Rufus, of whom the most compelling for me were Caratacus and a fictional scout and warrior of the Iceni tribe called Ballan.”
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