Boudica (2003)

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  • Warrior Queen Alternative

Synopsis

TV film about the legenday warrior queen, Boudica. After the death of her husband Prasutagus, who had an agreement with the Roman invaders, the Romans begin to break the agreement, coming into Iceni lands. Boudica and her daughters go to Catus at the Roman encampment to protest and demand the release of some captives. She is flogged and her daughters raped by Roman soldiers on the orders of Catus. They return to their lands and, determined to have vengeance and drive the Romans out of Briton, Boudica forms an army and successfully attacks the Roman's camp. Other tribes ally themselves with the Iceni and they sweep across Britain attacking Roman towns - Catus being killed in one such attack. The emperor Nero sends hardened general Suetonius to put down the tribes.

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