"We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body, and my outraged daughters.... Consider how many of you are fighting — and why! Then you will win this battle, or perish. That is what I, a woman, plan to do!— let the men live in slavery if they will." These are the words of Queen Boudicca, according to ancient historian Tacitus.
Panel of the Gundestrup cauldron. The god Cernunnos with cult beasts. Generally thought to be of Celtic origin, brought to Denmark as plunder. Culture: Celtic. Place of Origin: found Gundestrup, West Himmerland. Material Size: silver, total diameter = 70cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ National Museum, Copenhagen
Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen, lead a major uprising that nearly caused the Romans to retreat from what is now England. She rode into battle on a chariot with her grown daughters fighting at her side.