Boudica: the woman behind the myth

Boudica: the woman behind the myth
 
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Free

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In the summer of AD 43, the Roman emperor Claudius I ordered the invasion of Britain.

Within a few short years, Roman legions steadily advanced through what was to become the new province of Britannia, founded a colonia (a regional capital) at Colchester, and likely displaced local British populations within the landscape.

However, in AD 60–61, Boudica, queen of the Iceni tribe in East Anglia, led a fierce British revolt against Roman occupation that sent a shockwave to the emperor Nero in Rome and a message of defiance across the empire.

This online panel discussion explores the story, myth and impact of Boudica, with reference to objects from across the Museum's collection and the current exhibition Nero: the man behind the myth (until 24 October).

The speakers include British Museum Curator of British and European Iron Age collections, Julia Farley; acclaimed writer and archaeologist Sam Moorhead; and National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, Andrew Brown. The discussion will be chaired by broadcaster and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota.


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  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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2021-07-01 18:00 2021-07-01 18:00 Europe/London Boudica: the woman behind the myth This online panel discussion explores the story, myth and impact of Boudica, with reference to objects from across the Museum's collection. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/01/boudica-the-woman-behind-the-myth-264573 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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