Archaeology NOW Talk: After Boudicca: Being Roman in the Land of the Iceni
Dr Will Bowden, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
The Iceni were the tribe of Boudicca, who famously revolted against Rome in AD60/61. After the revolt, the limited textual sources paint a picture of impoverishment and scholarship on Roman Britain has often considered the tribal territory as a backwater in the Roman period. However, archaeological evidence suggests a more complex picture, with the Iceni participating in the Roman world on their own terms and maintaining a distinctive regional identity. This talk, based on the speaker’s excavations at Venta Icenorum, will discuss the evidence for the ways in which the Iceni responded to Rome after the death of the queen who made them famous.