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Ancestors of Gary Rea


Prasutagus, King of the Iceni

Having controlled the Iceni ( in ancient Britain, a tribe that occupied the territory of modern Norfolk and Suffolk and, under its queen Boudicca (Boadicea), revolted against Roman rule) through a client-king, Prasutagus, the Romans attempted to annex his territory after his death (ad 60), thus provoking his queen to lead a revolt of all East Anglia. After several initial successes by the Britons, the Romans ultimately defeated them and regained the province. They severely punished the Iceni, who eventually became a small tribal community with a capital at Venta Icenorum (modern Caister St. Edmund in Norfolk).[Encyclopedia Britanica)


also spelled BOADICEA, ancient British queen who in AD 60 led a revolt against Roman rule. Boudicca's husband, Prasutagus, was king of the Iceni (in what is now Norfolk) as a client under Roman suzerainty. When Prasutagus died in 60 with no male heir, he left his private wealth to his two daughters and to the emperor Nero, trusting thereby to win imperial protection for his family. Instead, the Romans annexed his kingdom, humiliated his family, and plundered the chief tribesmen. While the provincial governor Suetonius Paulinus was absent in 60, Boudicca raised a rebellion throughout East Anglia. The insurgents burned Camulodunum (Colchester), Verulamium, the mart of Londinium (London), and several military posts; massacred (according to Tacitus) 70,000 Romans and pro-Roman Britons; and cut to pieces the Roman 9th Legion. Paulinus met the Britons at a point thought to be near present-day Fenny Stratford on Watling Street and in a desperate battle regained the province. Boudicca took poison or died of shock. [Encylopedia Britanica]