61 AD - Boudicca leads rebellion in Britain. Boudicca, a queen of the Iceni tribe, leads a major uprising of tribes in south-east Britain against the occupying Roman forces. The cities of Colchester, London and St Albans are destroyed. Nero considers withdrawing altogether, but then the governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus defeats her in a single battle, despite being heavily outnumbered. These events are told by two historians, Tacitus (Agricola 14-17; Annals 14:29-39) and Dio Cassius...
Queen Boudica (d. 60/61 AD) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led a revolt against occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Upon her husband's death, the Empire annexed her state, publicly flogged her, and raped her daughters. She razed Londinium (modern day London), Verulamium (St Albans) and Camulodunum (Colchester), causing Nero to briefly consider withdrawing Roman control from Britain. Boudica was eventually defeated by Suetonius and either killed herself or died of illness.
Boudica's husband Prasutagus was ruler of the Iceni tribe, who had ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, and had left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor in his will