Time Team hopes to find Boudica's hometown

Archaeologists, including a team from Channel 4's Time Team, are set to sift through layers of history in search of evidence linking the Roman town of Venta Icenorum, near Norwich, England, to the settlement of East Anglia's Iceni queen Boudica.

Experts believe that the Roman town was built over an existing Iceni village. “It might be that the Romans built on top of a tribal centre as a means of repressing them, or it might have been built here because one of the tribal kings was friendly with the Romans. We just don't know," said Dr Will Bowden from the University of Nottingham. “But if it is a major Iron Age settlement then it is certain that Boudica would have been aware of it, might have visited it or might even have lived here - we have no real idea.”