Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, pewter miniature in 90mm scale.
King Prasutagus (AD 50-60) following the Roman invasion of Britain under Claudius in AD 43 became a very rich and powerful client of the Romans. After he died however the Iceni became a Roman subject population. His widow, Boudicca and her two daughters were severely humiliated by the Romans, so she led a revolt of the Iceni and several other tribes which lasted for several months in 60-61.
The Boudiccan forces burned and destroyed the three major towns of Londinium (London), Verulamium (St. Albans), and Camulodunum (Colchester), killing many thousands of citizens. The revolt was eventually suppressed in AD 61 by the Roman military governor, Suetonius Paullinus. Boudicca ended her life with a vial of poison after losing the battle.
After their defeat in AD 61, the Iceni were resettled in a civitas capital at Caistor-by-Norwich (also called Caistor St.Edmunds), located along the River Tas.
The figures are painted by experienced Irish artists and were designed by internationally famous miniature designer Alan Dickinson.