Cartimandua was a 1st-century queen of the Brigantes, a Celtic people living in what is now northern England. She came to power around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain, and formed a large tribal agglomeration that became loyal to Rome. She appears to have been widely influential in early Roman Britain.
Our only knowledge of Cartimandua is through the writings of Roman author Tacitus, who presents her in a negative light. He writes of her treacherous role in the capture of Caratacus, who had sought her protection, her “self-indulgence, her sexual impropriety in rejecting her husband in favour of a common soldier, and her "cunning strategems” during her rule. However, he also consistently names her as a queen, the only one such known in early Roman Britain.
Boudica was ruler of the Iceni people, a Celtic tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. In AD 60 or 61, while the Roman governor Gaius Paulinus was leading a campaign on the island of Anglesey off the northwest coast of Wales, Boudica led the Iceni as well as the Trinovantes and others in revolt.
Boudica led 100,000 Iceni, Trinovantes and others to fight the Roman Legio IX Hispana and burned and destroyed several settlements in Britannia. An estimated 70,000–80,000 Romans and British were killed in the three cities by those led by Boudica. The crisis caused the Emperor Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from Britain, but Suetonius’s eventual victory over Boudica confirmed Roman control of the province. Boudica’s fate is not known.
The two women are the only known female Celtic rulers of the age.
Charles Xavier Imagine
Studying in university with Charles Xavier would include awkward jokes, long conversations about mutations and occasional drinking in cosy bars. No matter how drunk he would be he’d always take you home. He would blush when you hug him goodbye. He would read your mind and answer on your question before you even ask one. He would always pledge not to do this but he’d never keep a promise. He’d tell you some complicated science comparisons instead of normal complements. You’d play chess together and of course he would always win. Sometimes he would modestly glance at you. He would read you up for examinations and reduce your stress and anxiety before them. In case of need he would get into your head on actual test to help, but he’d always remind you later to revise better next time. You would secretly watch him studying. Instead of talking in the evening he would read you biology textbook to sleep.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think most of us know every country’s national anthem from Formula 1 or any other racing event. Whenever I hear German National Anthem, I always sing. Sing the instrument. I like it.
*well, you know what I mean, right?*
*or actually is it just me who doesn’t know every country’s national anthem and just found out about them from F1?*