After looking at the blog progress report, I decided that I would post on a topic that I have not yet posted about. I looked up top ten famous women warriors, and found an article that gave a brief description of each of the top ten (http://listverse.com/2008/03/17/top-10-badass-female-warriors/). I found it interesting that I did not know anything about these warriors; the only name I recognized was St. Joan of Arc.
I found Boudicca, the Queen of Norfolk, truly interesting. Boudicca’s husband was the King of Norfolk, and when he died he left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and to the Roman Emperor. The Roman Empire however ignored this joint ruling, and completely took over the land and people. Boudicca was flogged and her daughters were raped by the Romans. Instead of giving in to their power, Boudicca was chosen by her people to lead them in fight against the Romans. Boudicca is famous for winning her battle and completely destroying all who stood in her way: “Tacitus said that the Britons had no desire to take prisoners – they simply slaughtered everyone in their path” (1). I would consider Boudicca a 1st century (AD) super heroine, who was a fierce and unrelenting anti-imperialistic warrior.