Also spelled "Boadicea." She was an ancient British Queen in the first century. When her husband, the King of Iceni, died in AD 60, he left his property to his two daughters under the protection of the Roman Emperor Nero. Nero was expected to be a regent of sorts for the protection of the two young women. However, the Roman army took the province and looted and pillaged the villages. Boadicea promptly led an uprising against Roman rule, inciting the locals to burn major Roman towns and outposts, and, according to some reports, massacre tens of thousands of Romans and pro-Roman Britons. The uprising had some success at first, but eventually the Romans took back the province. Boadicea committed suicide by drinking poison.