17 September 2012

Boudicca ~ BOLDEKIN

you have come to know 
how much superior poverty without a master
is to being a slave with wealth

Queen Boudicca as translated from 'Epitome' 62.3.1 by Cassius Dio,
as read in 'Boudicca', by Marguerite Johnson (2012), p.84.

"In Roman times, the territory of the Iceni included Norfolk and part of Suffolk; to their west were the Corieltauvi, to the south, the Trinovantes and Catuvellauni (...). During migrations in the sixth century BC from Belgium and Holland across the North Sea, northwest Europeans established communities along the Norfolk rivers and marshes with peaceful integration of the indigenous population."

Boudica (alternative spelling: Boudicca), also known as Boadicea and known in Welsh as Buddug (d. AD 60 or 61) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica

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Iceni, from Belgium and 'Holland', 6th century BCE, that sounds like 'our' people, the Fryans or proto-Frisians.

Queen Boudicca could easily have been a character from the OLB.

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