Boudiccan Rebellion

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Boudiccan Rebellion
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Embankment • 3 min walk
  • Charing Cross • 6 min walk
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Boudicca
Feb. 2020 • Friends
You don't mess with the tribal warrior queen and that's exactly what Romans did.

Romans ruled Britain back in the day and ater death of her husband, they took over her clan and raped her daughters. That would've enraged anyone queen or no queen. So she rebelled against thier rule and flattened everything in her way till she was captured.

Queen Victoria was fascinated by this ancient queen so that's why the monument was erected here on Victoria Embankment to honour her.
Written 21 January 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,542 contributions
Boudica
Sep. 2020
Boudiccan or Boudica female warrior statue guarding the Victoria embankment is a worthy statute to locate and view, simply British and splendid.
Written 1 October 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,969 contributions
One of London's most impressive statues
Aug. 2020 • Solo
This powerful statue of Boadicea and her daughters was created by the sculptor Thomas Thornycroft between 1856 and 1885, though it was not placed here intil 1902. Appropriately, her chariot is charging towards Parliament.

Given the historical importance of Boadicea leading her people against the Roman invaders, it does seem a great shame that the base is cluttered with a souvenir stand - this should be relocated to give her and her daughters the prominence they deserve.
Written 22 August 2020
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,406 contributions
Monument
Jan. 2020
If you cross Westminster Bridge from the South Bank on the right hand side of the bridge you will see the monument to Boadicea who was the leader of the Iceni tribe.

This is a very busy tourist route and it can take a bit of time to get across just because of the large number of crowds who all plod along slowly.

It is near one of the entrances to Westminster tube station so you can use it to go on a further journey.
Written 28 April 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,950 contributions
Best from the bus
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Only came across this monument once during our hop on hop off tour, it certainly stands out is one of many monuments in the area.
Written 17 March 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,518 contributions
Celtic Queen
Feb. 2020 • Solo
This is a very impressive statue on Westminster Bridge to our celtic war Queen. Sad that it seems to sit directly above a cheap souvenir shop
Written 5 February 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,642 contributions
Boudiccan Rebellion
Dec. 2019 • Family
The statue of Boadicea and Her Daughters is a bronze sculpture representing Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising in Roman Britain. It is located at end of Westminster Bridge nearer to Big Ben.
Written 26 January 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Impressive but hard to get close to
Jan. 2020 • Solo
This is a really powerful bronze sculpture showing the iconic Celtic queen on her chariot with her daughters. The horses are very vivid. Only problems are the location next to a narrow pavements a very busy traffic junction and the huge number of tourists. So getting up close is a risky and frustrating exercise, but the statue is big enough that you can enjoy it perfectly well and probably better from the other side of the road. It dates from 1902, the artist was Thomas Thorneycroft.
Written 15 January 2020
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,638 contributions
So crowded that it was difficult to get near it!
Jun. 2019
We had ventured into the Westminster area again, during our most recent stay in London. On a Sunday, we had taken the tube from Paddington to the Westminster tube station. When we walked out of the Westminster tube station mid-morning, we found the whole area to be crowded with tourists and visitors.
Eventually, after viewing the sights in the immediate vicinity, we battled our way through the crowds and made our way towards Westminster Bridge. Before, we went on to the bridge, we paused for a few moments to view the Boadicea Monument, which stands next to the bridge, just up from Westminster Pier. Even here, the crowds were thick and it was actually a bit of a struggle to get near the iconic memorial. The monument features a depiction of Queen Boadicea, the Queen of the Britons and her two daughters in a chariot being drawn by two horses, all of which is cast in bronze.
Because of the number of people crowded around the memorial, it was impossible to get an uncluttered photograph of it. Consequently, we just had to make do with a quick look before moving on.
Certainly worth a quick viewing if you happen to be in the vicinity. However, if you wish to view the memorial, without being surrounded by crowds of people, the early morning or late afternoon may be the best times to do so!
Written 10 December 2019
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Tracey A
Havant, UK349 contributions
A stunning work of art showing Queen Boudicca, who destroyed so much in her lifetime.
Nov. 2019
An absolute stunning work of art depicting Queen Boudicca of the Celtic Iceni tribe riding her chariot along with her daughters who led the rebellion in AD 60-61, which resulted in total destruction by burning the city of London down to the ground, this statue is perfectly placed at the end of Westminster bridge, but sadly I couldn't get to read the plaque due to a souvenir stand right below it, nor did I get a very good photograph.
Written 15 November 2019
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