Anarchists of Style: Boudicca (Snapshot)

Image Copyright: Graham Turner http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/picture/2012/jul/23/statue-boudicca-british-art

Image Copyright: Graham Turner http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/picture/2012/jul/23/statue-boudicca-british-art

A warrior queen of the East Anglian Iceni people, Boudicca led a violent uprising against Roman rule in 60 or 61 AD. Boudicca is typically portrayed as fierce and imposing, both in stature and attitude. Dressed in ornamental jewels, armor, and a brightly colored mantle, she enters into battle on chariot with her long red tresses flowing wildly down her back. Boudicca’s idealized image has been appropriated in art, poery, and propaganda as a symbol of British independence, female empowerment, and a mother’s strength.

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