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Who Really Was Boudica?

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

27-02-2024 • 41 mins

She's the warrior queen who took on the mighty Roman Empire, but who really was Boudica?


Separating facts from the myths we've read can be tricky, but thankfully Kate is joined by the wonderful Emma Southon, author of A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women, to find out the truth and explore our most reliable sources.


What happened when Boudica launched a surprise attack on the Roman headquarters in England? What is her legacy? And why has her story come in and out of favour through the ages?


This episode was edited and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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