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Boudicca [Boadicea] (d. ad 60/61), queen of the Iceni, popularly known as Boadicea since the eighteenth century as a result of misreading manuscripts of the works of the Roman historian Tacitus, was the wife of Prasutagus [see under Roman Britain (55 bc–ad 84)...

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Cartimandua [Claudia Cartimandua, Julia Cartimandua] (d. after ad 69), queen of the Brigantes, a large tribal grouping in northern Britain, was married to Venutius, with whom she quarrelled and whom she replaced after c.ad 57 with Vellocatus, his armour bearer; no offspring are known. She died after ad 69, when she lost her throne to ...

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Helena [St Helena, Helen, Flavia Julia Helena] (c. 248–328/9), mother of the Roman emperor Constantine I, has no historical connection with Britain, despite a widespread belief that she was of British origin. This myth, which stems from a strong medieval tradition resulting in numerous dedications to her, especially in ...