PBS's Masterpiece Theatre series will present "Warrior Queen," the story of the
tribal queen in first century Britain, on October 12, 2003.
ventures far from its cozy British drawing room
productions with this presentation of the story of Boudica, the Queen of the
Iceni tribe in East Anglia who defied the might of the Roman Empire. About the
real warrior queen, historian Tacitus wrote:
"The whole nation took up arms, under the command of Boudica, a
woman of royal blood... and after pursuing the soldiers scattered among the
Roman forts and capturing the garrisons, they invaded the colony [Colchester]
itself, as the local center of servitude; no sort of barbarian cruelty was
overlooked in the hour of victory and vengeance."
The program will air October 12, 2003 on PBS stations.